Lewis Hamilton did what he had to do (once again) to keep the World Championship alive. It was not without drama, particularly at the first corner where Lewis locked up his brakes and went over the infield. Behind him Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen bumped into one another. The story overall remains the same with Lewis needing to win all the remaining races. Nico can still finish second each time and still win the title and the only thing that will change this is if Nico suffers mechanical trouble or someone beats him. In Mexico Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were both unable to get ahead of Nico and help out Lewis. Ferrari was even less help, but Sebastian Vettel scrambled to a podium finish after Max Verstappen was given a five-second penalty for gaining an advantage by going off the track in the closing laps. Vettel was effing and blinding through the final laps, abusing Verstappen and Race Director Charlie Whiting, although this is in keeping with the new whining Vettel we have see most of the year. Verstappen dropped back to fifth with his penalty, behind his team-mate, while Kimi Raikkonen was sixth, Nico Hulkenberg was seventh after a spin, while local hero Sergio Perez finishing 10th, the two Force India drivers split by the two Williamses. Down at Sauber they were holding their breath in the final laps with Marcus Ericsson running 10th and one retirement would have given them the much-needed point to take back 10th place from Manor.
Also in GP+ this week…
– We look at the F1 driver market and the Liberty takeover
– We talk to Jordan King about his F1 practice session
– We remember Honda’s first F1 win in Mexico in 1965
– DT has some interesting conversations and looks at F1 Historics
– JS ponders the value of some special Ferraris
– The Hack ruminates on James Hunt, 40 years after his title win
– Plus the usual fabulous photography from Peter Nygaard
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