Full race results for 2021 F1 Mexican Grand Prix

Max Verstappen dominated the 2021 Mexican GP and extended his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship


After a poor showing in qualifying, Max Verstappen made up for it in the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix as he took a magnificent win and increased his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship.

With Valtteri Bottas starting on pole alongside Mercedes teammate Hamilton, it was Verstappen who led after Turn 1 after he got the slipstream and jumped both Mercedes drivers. From there the Dutchman was unassailable as raced into the distance at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Hamilton had to deal with the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez, with the Mexican right on the gearbox of the Mercedes car he was unable to make it past and finished just over a second adrift.

1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:38:39.08625
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes+16.55518
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+17.75215
4Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+63.84512
5Charles LeclercFerrari+81.03710
6Carlos SainzFerrari1 Lap8
7Sebastian VettelAston Martin1 Lap6
8Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo1 Lap4
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine1 Lap2
10Lando NorrisMcLaren1 Lap1
11Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1 Lap
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren1 Lap
13Esteban OconAlpine1 Lap
14Lance StrollAston Martin2 Laps
15Valtteri BottasMercedes2 Laps
16George RussellWilliams2 Laps
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams2 Laps
18Nikita MazepinHaas3 Laps
19Mick SchumacherHaasDNF
20Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriDNF

Verstappen reaction

After bringing his Red Bull home for a memorable victory in Mexico City, Verstappen cited his excellent start which was key in his 2021 Mexican Grand Prix win. 

“The fans here, they’ve been incredible,’ Verstappen said. “[The start] was all about trying to break as late as you can, and it made my race as I could just focus on myself. Still a long way to go, but of course it’s looking good.”

John Smith
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