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F1: Mercedes F1 team Mexico City GP debrief

The Mercedes F1 team debriefs the Mexico City GP where once again Max Verstappen schooled Lewis Hamilton.

The race featured masterful tire management by Lewis Hamilton and a great team recovery.

Starting 3rd, Verstappen took the lead in turn 1 from both Ferraris ahead of him and drove a perfect race to school Lewis Hamilton once again by 13.875s.  The gap would have been a lot more had the race not been red-flagged at half distance for a big wreck by Nico Hulkenberg.

When the weekend started poorly the team managed to turn it around, secure a podium place and travel to Brazil with a strong haul of points in their battle for P2 in the Constructors’ Championship.

Before a packed house crowd of 152,668 ticket-paying fans. Verstappen tied Alain Prost’s 51 F1 wins to move into a tie for 4th place on the all-time list, and his 16th win of the year is a record, breaking the record of 15 he also held.

“A big thank you to this incredible crowd, I love coming to this city,” said Hamilton, who was happy to get 2nd place points and fastest lap point.

“This is a great result considering we started sixth, it’s been a difficult couple of weeks and to bounce back from last week – well done to the team. I thought [the medium tires] wouldn’t last!”

2023 Mexico City GP Results – 71 Laps

1 Max Verstappen NED Oracle Red Bull Racing +0.000s
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team +13.875s
3 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari +23.124s
4 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari +27.154s
5 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team +33.266s
6 George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team +41.020s
7 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Scuderia AlphaTauri +41.570s
8 Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren F1 Team +43.104s
9 Alex Albon THA Williams Racing +48.573s
10 Esteban Ocon FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team +62.879s
11 Pierre Gasly FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team +66.208s
13 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri +78.982s
14 Nico Hulkenberg GER MoneyGram Haas F1 Team +80.309s
14 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake +80.597s
15 Zhou Guanyu CHN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake +81.676s
16 Logan Sargeant USA Williams Racing + 1 lap
17 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant + 5 Laps
Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant DNF
Kevin Magnussen DEN MoneyGram Haas F1 Team DNF
Sergio Perez MEX Oracle Red Bull Racing DNF
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