Formula One: Hamilton wins the Grand Prix of Mexico and equals Prost

Lewis Hamilton wins the Formula One Mexican Grand prix and equals the record of Alain Prost

Starting from pole position, Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday. With this 51st career victory, as much as Prost, the British Driver keeps his chances of winning the world title being has 19 points from teammate Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won Sunday the Grand Prix Formula 1 in Mexico, reducing the gap in the World Championship to 19 points with his German team mate Nico Rosberg, second, when it remains only two races to go.

The Briton, who started in pole position, dominated the race from start to finish, however, after a lively start. Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) lost his third place on the track because he was penalized just after the arrival, which allowed the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) to get on the podium.

Hamilton, still in the race for the title

With his victory, the eighth of the season and the 51st of his career, as much as four times world champion Alain Prost, Lewis Hamilton preserves the hope of winning the title. But Rosberg has also fulfilled his contract because he only needs to finish second in the last two GP, Brazil and Abu Dhabi to cap the crown, although the Briton won them both.


“This is the best podium of the season,” Hamilton exclaimed before a cheering crowd on Mexican Autodrome of the Rodriguez brothers, traced in a park in the Mexican capital. “It’s good to be second,” responded soberly teammate.

A late race confused

The duel between Verstappen and Vettel dominated the final laps of the race but the commissioners found that the Dutchman had cut the track when Vettel was attempting to pass and penalized accordingly.

It’s a … that’s what it is,” got upset the Ferrari driver in his radio board after maneuver by Verstappen. The young Dutchman (18 years old) seemed extremely disappointed after the announcement of his penalty did demote the 5th place, behind Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo in the other Red Bull.

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