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Verstappen Extends Title Lead with Mexico Metropolis GP Win – Motorsports Tribune

2021-11-07 16:02:00

Purple Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen prolonged his 2021 FIA Components One World Championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 19 factors with a managed drive to victory forward of the Mercedes driver on the Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix as Sergio Pérez claimed third place to develop into the primary Mexican driver to face on the rostrum at his dwelling race.

When the lights went out Verstappen obtained an excellent begin from third place on the grid and on the long term to Flip 1 he obtained a robust tow from Hamilton. He drew alongside the Briton and as they went into the primary nook he braked later and held on round that exterior to take the lead. His rise to the entrance was aided by Valtteri Bottas spinning out halfway by way of the nook after the Finnish polesitter was tagged by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo. That allowed Pérez to take third place, by way of the Mexican needed to take evasive motion when Bottas spun to his proper.

Additional again AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda and Haas’ Mick Schumacher had been concerned in a collision and with the vehicles stranded along side the observe the security automotive was deployed.

When racing resumed 4 laps later, Verstappen comfortably held his benefit as the security automotive left the observe and he rapidly settled into his first stint.

And by lap 19 the Dutch driver had pulled out an nearly seven-second hole to Hamilton. Pérez caught near the Mercedes driver, sustaining a two-second deficit because the race edged into the pit window for a one-stop race.

On the finish of a protracted first stint, Hamilton was the primary to blink and he headed in direction of the pity lane on the finish of lap 29. He took on arduous tires in a 2.4s cease and rejoined in P5 behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

The Monegasque driver made his go to to the pit lane on the following lap after which Gasly pitted from third place. That freed Hamilton and he started setting purple laps. On lap 32 he was 17 seconds behind second-placed Pérez.

Verstappen then made his sole pit cease on the finish of 33, taking up arduous tires. That promoted Pérez into the lead of his dwelling grand prix and when Verstappen rejoined in second place he was 7.5s away from Hamilton in third.

Pérez prolonged his stint to finish of lap 40 and after switching to arduous tires he rejoined in third place, 9.9s behind Hamilton, however with tires that had been 11 laps newer. The Mexican rapidly started to cut back the deficit and by lap 50 he was six seconds adrift of the Briton.

On the entrance, Verstappen was racing comfortably in direction of the flag and on lap 53 he set the quickest lap of the race with a time of 1:18.999. That opened the hole to Hamilton to 13 seconds and the Dutchman then started to handle his tempo as he marched to his 19th profession win and his third in Mexico Metropolis total.

Behind him, Pérez was nonetheless clawing again the hole to Hamilton and by lap 56 the Mexican was 2.8s behind the Mercedes driver. Over the course of the following 10 laps he steadily reeled within the Mercedes however regardless of a speculative look to the surface of the Mercedes in Flip 4 on the ultimate lap, he couldn’t discover a well beyond and Hamilton took second place forward of the Purple Bull driver who turned the primary Mexican to attain a podium end at his dwelling race.

Behind Pérez, fourth place went to AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly and the Frenchman’s 12 factors put the Italian squad degree with Alpine on 106 factors within the battle for fifth place within the Constructors’ Championship.

Ferrari took fifth and sixth locations with Leclerc forward of Sainz, whereas Sebastian Vettel took seventh place fort Aston Martin. Kimi Räikkonen scored 4 beneficial factors for Alfa Romeo with eighth place, ninth place went to Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and the ultimate level on provide went to McLaren’s Lando Norris.

Verstappen’s win means he now has a 19-point lead over Hamilton with 4 races remaining. The double podium end means Purple Bull Racing are actually only a single level behind Mercedes within the Constructors’ Championship.

2021 FIA Components 1 Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix – Race
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda 71 1:38’39.086
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 1:38’55.641 16.555
3 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda 71 1:38’56.838 17.752
4 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 71 1:39’42.931 1’03.845
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 71 1:40’00.123 1’21.037
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 70 1:38’41.516 1 lap /2.430
7 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin/Mercedes 70 1:38’49.144 1 lap /10.058
8 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 70 1:38’54.245 1 lap /15.159
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine/Renault 70 1:39’02.775 1 lap /23.689
10 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 70 1:39’05.312 1 lap /26.226
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 70 1:39’40.085 1 lap /1’00.999
12 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren/Mercedes 70 1:39’40.975 1 lap /1’01.889
13 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 70 1:39’52.459 1 lap /1’13.373
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 69 1:38’47.037 2 laps /7.951
15 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 69 1:39’12.019 2 laps /32.933
16 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 69 1:39’17.888 2 laps /38.802
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 69 1:39’32.376 2 laps /53.290
18 Nikita Mazepin Haas/Ferrari 68 1:39’26.403 3 laps /47.317
     Mick Schumacher Haas/Ferrari 0 Collision
     Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda 0 Collision

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