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The 2017 Mexican Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2017)[1] was the eighteenth race of the 2017 Formula One season, and the seventeenth time the Mexican Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 27 October and 29 October 2017.

In qualifying, Sebastian Vettel set his 50th pole position, snatching pole from Max Verstappen at the last minute. Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton qualified second and third respectively.

In the race, Vettel, Hamilton and Verstappen fought for the lead at the first three corners, with Verstappen taking it after Vettel and Hamilton had to pit after making contact. Verstappen led every lap to take his third victory, ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen. Vettel and Hamilton finished fourth and ninth respectively, resulting in Hamilton becoming the 2017 World Champion.


BackgroundEdit

At the United States Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of Sebastian Vettel. The win put Hamilton on 331 points, sixty-six points ahead of Vettel. Valtteri Bottas, having only finished fifth, had his gap to Vettel extended to twenty-one points. With an engine failure midway through the race, Daniel Ricciardo remained on 192 points, while Kimi Räikkönen went up to 163 points.[2] Hamilton's victory in America secured Mercedes their fourth constructors' title, on 575 points compared to Ferrari's 428 points. With only Max Verstappen finishing fourth place after being rewarded a time penalty for passing Räikkönen off the track in Austin, Red Bull were then on 315 points. Another double-points finish for Force India put them on 159 points in the Constructors' Championship, whilst Williams scored another two points to make 68 points.[2]

With Hamilton and Vettel finishing the United States Grand Prix in first and second place respectively, Hamilton looked to secure his fourth drivers' title in Mexico. For him to win the championship, he had to finish in the top five, or Vettel had to finish outside the top two.[3]

Having missed out the United States Grand Prix to compete in the last Super Formula race, which was later cancelled due to bad weather, Pierre Gasly returned to Toro Rosso, while Brendon Hartley remained with the team, excluding Daniil Kvyat and later releasing him.[4][5] However, Hartley raced with the car number #28 rather than #39.[6] Franz Tost later admitted that Gasly and Hartley could be Toro Rosso's drivers for 2018, describing them as "highly skilled drivers".[7]

In response to the controversy of Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Verstappen going wide at the first corner in the 2016 race, orange kerbs have been added at turns two, three, eight and eleven, with speed bumps and extra asphalt at turns two and three.[8]

Throughout the week, the main focus of the United States Grand Prix was on Verstappen, as the stewards gave him a time penalty for passing Räikkönen while he was off the track, but the decision was criticised by Verstappen and many fans. Verstappen stated: "I think at one point he realised that I was trying to overtake him, so he tried to close the door, so you have avoid it. Then, of course, the Austin track gives a lot of possibility to run on the inside, like you could see the whole weekend. So, yeah, first was to try to avoid an accident and then to try and overtake him." However, FIA director Charlie Whiting dismissed the quote, saying: "The point here really is that the stewards felt he gained an advantage. He shortened the track and clearly he was off track and he passed another driver at the same time. So, for them the decision was quite simple technically, but emotionally it was not so easy because the decision had to be made quite quickly."[9]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
Free Practice 1 only
34 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
50 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda No Time 20 1:19.844 15 1:20.030 19
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:18.421 4 1:17.801 1 1:17.361 5
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:18.586 5 1:18.051 4 1:17.230 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:19.008 6 1:18.142 5 1:17.517 6
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari DNP 1:25.526 20 1:19.586 17
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:20.362 18 1:19.331 15
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso DNP 1:21.745 19 No Time 20
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:19.240 7 1:18.728 8 1:18.040 7
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:19.346 8 1:18.508 7 1:19.565 16
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:19.772 12 1:19.524 14 1:19.066 13
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:19.443 9 1:19.206 12 1:18.690 12
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:20.644 13 1:20.318 17 1:19.205 14
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:19.552 10 1:18.775 9 1:18.380 10
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 1:21.747 18 1:19.423 13 1:18.602 11
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:18.822 10 1:18.165 8
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:18.395 3 1:17.964 3 1:17.113 1
34 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. India Force India-Mercedes 1:22.342 19 DNP DNP
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:21.446 16 DNP DNP
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Toro Rosso 1:21.639 17 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:18.290 2 1:17.932 2 1:17.188 2
50 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United States Haas-Ferrari 1:21.269 15 DNP DNP
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:19.554 11 1:19.060 11 1:18.208 9
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:17.824 1 1:18.299 6 1:17.283 4
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.971 14 1:20.306 16 1:19.826 18
Source: [10][11][12]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 41:17.665 21:16.870 11:16.488 1
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 31:17.630 11:16.524 21:16.574 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:17.518 31:17.035 31:16.934 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 21:17.578 41:17.161 41:16.958 4
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71:18.148 51:17.534 51:17.238 5
6 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 101:18.336 91:17.827 61:17.437 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 81:18.208 61:17.631 71:17.447 16*
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 91:18.322 81:17.792 81:17.466 7
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 111:18.405 71:17.753 91:17.794 8
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 61:18.020 101:17.868 101:17.807 9
11 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 121:18.570 111:18.099 10
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 151:18.902 121:19.159 11
13 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 141:18.683 13no time 17
14 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 51:17.710 14no time 18
15 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 13 1:18.578 15 no time 19§
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 16 1:19.176 12
17 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 17 1:19.333 13
18 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 18 1:19.443 14
19 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 19 1:19.473 15
107% time: 1:22.944
NC 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 20 no time 20**
Source: [13]
  • * Ricciardo was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his sixth internal combustion engine, sixth turbo and seventh MGU-H.[14]
  • Hartley was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his sixth internal combustion engine, sixth turbo and seventh MGU-H.[14]
  • Alonso was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his eleventh TC, eleventh MGU-H and ninth ICE.[15]
  • § Vandoorne was given a 35-place grid penalty for using his twelfth TC, twelfth MGU-H, tenth ICE, ninth MGU-K, seventh ES and seventh CE.[16]
  • ** Gasly was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth CE, seventh MGU-H and sixth turbocharger.[17][18][14] He also failed to set a time within the 107% rule, but was given permission from the stewards to participate.[13]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 2
______________ Max Verstappen
Row 2 3 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 4
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 3 5 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 6
______________ Esteban Ocon
Row 4 7 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 8
______________ Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Row 5 9 ______________
Sergio Pérez 10
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 6 11 ______________
Lance Stroll 12
______________ Marcus Ericsson
Row 7 13 ______________
Pascal Wehrlein 14
______________ Kevin Magnussen
Row 8 15 ______________
Romain Grosjean 16
______________ Daniel Ricciardo*
Row 9 17 ______________
Brendon Hartley 18
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 10 19 ______________
Stoffel Vandoorne§ 20
______________ Pierre Gasly**

Source

  • * Ricciardo was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his sixth internal combustion engine, sixth turbo and seventh MGU-H.[14]
  • Hartley was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his sixth internal combustion engine, sixth turbo and seventh MGU-H.[14]
  • Alonso was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his eleventh TC, eleventh MGU-H and ninth ICE.[15]
  • § Vandoorne was given a 35-place grid penalty for using his twelfth TC, twelfth MGU-H, tenth ICE, ninth MGU-K, seventh ES and seventh CE.[16]
  • ** Gasly was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth CE, seventh MGU-H and sixth turbocharger.[17][18][14] He also failed to set a time within the 107% rule, but was given permission from the stewards to participate.[13]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 1:36:26.552s 2 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 71 + 19.678 4 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71 + 54.007 5 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71 + 1:10.078 1 12
5 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 70 + 1 Lap 6 10
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 70 + 1 Lap 11 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 70 + 1 Lap 9 6
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 70 + 1 Lap 14 4
9 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 70 + 1 Lap 3 2
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 70 + 1 Lap 18 1
11 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 70 + 1 Lap 10
12 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 70 + 1 Lap 19
13 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 70 + 1 Lap 20
14 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 69 + 2 Laps 13
15 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 69 + 2 Laps 15
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 59 Steering 8
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 Engine 12
Ret 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 30 Engine 17
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 24 Power unit 7
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 5 Turbo 16
Source: [19]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2017". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/Mexico.html. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Collantine, Keith (22 October 2017). "2017 United States Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/22/2017-united-states-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. Collantine, Keith (26 October 2017). "How Hamilton can win the title in Mexico". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/26/how-hamilton-can-win-the-title-in-mexico/. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. "Hartley retained for Mexican Grand Prix". Speedcafe. 24 October 2017. https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/10/24/hartley-retained-mexican-grand-prix/. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. "Daniil Kvyat no longer part of Red Bull or Toro Rosso in Formula 1". Autosport (Motorsport Network). 27 October 2017. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/132687/kvyat-no-longer-part-of-red-bull-in-f1. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  6. Collantine, Keith (26 October 2017). "Hartley to change number for second grand prix". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/26/hartley-change-number-second-grand-prix/. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  7. "Hartley and Gasly likely line-up for 2018 – Toro Rosso". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 27 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/hartley-and-gasly-likely-line-up-for-2018--toro-rosso.html. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  8. Collantine, Keith (26 October 2017). "Drivers given new rules on corner-cutting at Mexico's turn one after 2016 row". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/26/drivers-given-new-rules-corner-cutting-mexicos-turn-one-2016-row/. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  9. "Accusations of stewarding inconsistency 'without foundation' - FIA". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 27 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/accusations-of-stewarding-inconsistency-without-foundation---fia.html. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  10. "2017 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 27 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/976/mexico/practice-1.html. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  11. "2017 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 27 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/976/mexico/practice-2.html. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  12. "2017 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 28 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/976/mexico/practice-3.html. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "2017 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 28 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/976/mexico/qualifying.html. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 "Engine change to drop Ricciardo down Mexico grid". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 29 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/engine-change-to-drop-ricciardo-down-mexico-grid.html. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 9". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 27 October 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/62755/download?token=kWYzfVKF. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 11". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 27 October 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/62756/download?token=5GTp8M23. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 12". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 27 October 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/62757/download?token=u_cQCtjA. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 24". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 28 October 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/62805/download?token=JC0rBb65. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  19. "Mexico Grand Prix 2017 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/976/mexico/race-result.html. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
V T E 2017 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Button • di Resta • Ericsson • Gasly • Giovinazzi • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Kvyat • Magnussen • Massa • Ocon • Palmer • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel • Wehrlein
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 18 Stroll • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 36 Giovinazzi • 39 Hartley • 40 di Resta • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Calderon • Celis • Fong • Fuoco • Kari • Matsushita • Russell • Turvey
Cars Ferrari SF70H • Force India VJM10 • Haas VF-17 • McLaren MCL32 • Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB13 • Renault R.S.17 • Sauber C36 • Toro Rosso STR12 • Williams FW40
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • China • Bahrain • Russia • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Azerbaijan • Austria • Britain • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Malaysia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2
See also 2016 Formula One Season • 2018 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Mexico Mexican Grand Prix
Circuits Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (1963-1970, 1986-1992, 2015-present)
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2015
Races 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971–1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993–2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019
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