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The 2018 Mexican Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2018)[1] was the nineteenth race of the 2018 Formula One season, and the eighteenth time the Mexican Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 26 October and 28 October 2018.

In qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo took his third overall pole position, also his first on a track other than the Circuit de Monaco. After setting the pace at the start of Q3, Max Verstappen failed to beat Ricciardo in the final stages as a result of brake issues. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton qualified third ahead of Sebastian Vettel, with both starting in positions that would make Hamilton the World Champion if they remained in those places.

In the race, Verstappen shot past Ricciardo at the start, and held off Hamilton at the first turn, followed by Ricciardo, Vettel, Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen. The story of the race became almost every team struggling with the too-soft Pirelli tires, with most drivers making at least two stops. Verstappen was never headed, winning a solid victory. Teammate Ricciardo suffered a mechanical failure late in the race while running second, so the other podiums spots were grabbed by Vettel and Räikkönen. Hamilton drove a careful race to finish fourth, and clinch his fifth world title, while Bottas was a lap down in fifth. Every other car was at least two laps down.


BackgroundEdit

Following his third-place finish in the US, Hamilton would win the title if he finished seventh or higher no matter where Vettel finishes, while Vettel would have to win the race with Hamilton finishing eighth or lower to make the championship battle carry on the next race in Brazil.[2]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
Free Practice 1 only
34 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
36 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
47 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:19.716 16 1:19.096 15 1:18.445 14
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:17.139 2 1:16.873 2 1:17.028 4
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:18.746 7 1:17.954 4 1:16.566 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:18.936 8 1:18.133 8 1:17.045 5
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:19.276 13 1:18.733 12 1:18.145 13
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.312 14 1:19.322 17 1:17.565 9
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda No Time 20 1:19.047 14 1:17.525 8
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:19.124 11 1:18.167 10 1:17.819 12
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault DNP 1:19.543 19 1:18.548 15
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:19.024 13 1:17.059 6
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:20.142 19 1:19.219 16 1:18.698 18
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:19.853 17 1:19.670 20 No Time 20
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:18.028 4 1:18.046 5 1:17.623 10
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:19.024 9 1:18.061 6 1:18.637 16
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:18.485 11 1:17.731 11
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:16.656 1 1:16.720 1 1:16.284 1
34 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:19.078 10 DNP DNP
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:19.899 18 1:19.335 18 1:18.669 17
36 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.134 12 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:18.075 5 1:18.100 7 1:16.538 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:17.926 3 1:17.953 3 1:17.336 7
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:18.322 6 1:18.140 9 1:18.839 19
Source: [3][4][5]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 41:15.866 41:15.845 11:14.759 1
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 31:15.756 11:15.640 21:14.785 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 21:15.673 21:15.644 31:14.894 3
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 51:16.089 31:15.715 41:14.970 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 11:15.580 51:15.923 51:15.160 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 81:16.446 61:15.996 61:15.330 6
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 91:16.498 71:16.126 71:15.827 7
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 121:16.813 81:16.188 81:16.084 8
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 151:16.862 91:16.320 91:16.189 9
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 111:16.701 101:16.633 101:16.513 10
11 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 7 1:16.252 11 1:16.844 11
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 14 1:16.857 12 1:16.871 12
13 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 6 1:16.242 13 1:17.167 13
14 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 10 1:16.682 14 1:17.184 14
15 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 13 1:16.828 15 no time 20*
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 16 1:16.911 18
17 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 17 1:16.966 15
18 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 18 1:17.599 16
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:17.689 17
20 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 20 1:17.886 19
107% time: 1:20.870
Source: [6]

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 1:38:28.851 2 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71 + 17.316 4 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71 + 49.914 6 15
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 71 + 1:18.738 3 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 70 + 1 Lap 5 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 69 + 2 Laps 7 8
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 69 + 2 Laps 9 6
8 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 69 + 2 Laps 15 4
9 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 69 + 2 Laps 10 2
10 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 69 + 2 Laps 20 1
11 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 69 + 2 Laps 11
12 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 69 + 2 Laps 14
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 + 2 Laps 17
14 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 + 2 Laps 19
15 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 69 + 2 Laps 16
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 68 + 3 Laps 18
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 61 Power unit 1
Ret 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 38 Brakes 13
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 28 Power unit 8
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 3 Accident damage 12
Source: [10]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2018". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2018/Mexico.html. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. "TITLE PERMUTATIONS: How Hamilton – and Mercedes – can be crowned champions in Mexico". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 25 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.title-permutations-how-hamilton-and-mercedes-can-be-crowned-champions-in.5dcz3gODYWuuIia8cgC4uo.html. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. "2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 26 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/997/mexico/practice-1.html. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. "2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 26 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/997/mexico/practice-2.html. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  5. "2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 27 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/997/mexico/practice-3.html. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. "2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 27 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/997/mexico/qualifying.html. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  7. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 10". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 26 October 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/74431/download?token=CXPQLtQ8. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  8. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 19". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 27 October 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/74468/download?token=W8s8jtKK. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  9. "Grosjean escapes race ban after penalty for Leclerc clash". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 21 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.grosjean-escapes-race-ban-after-penalty-for-leclerc-clash.6RwweimCL6q6QM4cqqaE46.html. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  10. "Mexico Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 28 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/997/mexico/race-result.html. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
V T E 2018 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 • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers
Cars Ferrari SF71H • Force India VJM11 • Haas VF-18 • McLaren MCL33 • Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB14 • Renault R.S.18 • Sauber C37 • Toro Rosso STR13 • Williams FW41
Tyres Pirelli
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