VERSTAPPEN WINS IN MEXICO
Formula One was in Mexico and to be honest it delivered a race I think many could have seen coming - a dominant race from Red Bull and Max Verstappen as he took the lead into turn one and never really looked back. Pole sitter Leclerc makes it 11 poles and 0 wins in his unfortunate record with Hamilton coming home in second in a solid race from the Mercedes driver.
It was the two Ferrari's who both got away well but its Max Verstappen (Red Bull) who goes through the middle as Leclerc (Ferrari) and Sergio Perez (Red Bull) make contact as in heart breaking fashion Perez is forced to retire from his home race in front of one of the most passionate crowds in Formula One and was out and Leclerc continues with a damaged front wing.
Eventually four laps later the debris from Leclerc's broken front wing falls off onto the track and the Virtual Safety Car (VSC) is deployed to pick up the endplate off of the track.
Two laps later the green flag is shown and we go back to full speed racing. (Lap 6).
Then nothing really happens minus some pit stops... then on lap 33...
Kevin Magnussen is sent spinning into the barriers after going over a kerb and damaging his rear suspension which seems to snap in half and send the Danish driver into a crash - the Safety Car is deployed.
And the very next lap the race is red flagged due to the barriers needing to be repaired.
On lap 35 we got back to racing with a standing start. Verstappen away fastest from pole position with Leclerc in second with Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) in third and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) in fourth and George Russell (Mercedes) is up to fifth.
Alonso is retired from the race on lap 48.
On lap 49 Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) goes for the move on Oscar Piastri (McLaren) and the Alpha Tauri is spun round at turn one. Dropping from eighth to 16th. Disappointing considering the race Yuki was having up until then.
The final bit of drama came on lap 67 when Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) attempts a pass on Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) through the stadium section and Stroll goes spinning - he then pits and retires.
The next race is the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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