Lewis Hamilton starts ahead of Max Verstappen as Valtteri Bottas on Mexican pole
The Silver Arrows stole the show to provide Hamilton with a timely boost in his quest for a record-breaking eighth crown.
Verstappen has to thank Bottas: 'He was only looking after Hamilton'
Valtteri Bottas qualified on pole position and started at the front, but lost this position to Max Verstappen. According to former driver Robert Doornbos, the Finn has himself to blame for this.
Lewis Hamilton: Valtteri Bottas 'left the door open' for Max Verstappen at T1
Lewis Hamilton blamed Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas for leaving the "door open" to title rival Max Verstappen at the first corner of the Mexican Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton starts ahead of Max Verstappen as Valtteri Bottas secures shock Mexican pole
The Silver Arrows stole the show to provide Hamilton with a timely boost in his quest for a record-breaking eighth crown.
Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton on front row in Mexico City
Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton make it a Mercedes front row for the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Hamilton disappointed with Bottas: 'Thought Valtteri would do the same'
Mercedes could not have imagined a better starting grid at the Mexican Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton started from first and second respectively, but the Finn lost his place to Max Verstappen as early as the first corner.
Full results qualifying Mexican GP | Bottas surprised, Verstappen on P3
Everyone expected a pole-position from Max Verstappen, but Mercedes put a stop to that. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton managed to complete their laps faster at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez.
Hamilton: Bottas "left the door open" to Verstappen in F1 Mexico GP start
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas 'left the door open' for Max Verstappen to pass at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix.
Hamilton loses point to Bottas, Verstappen wins again in qualifying duel
With just a few races to go the qualifying duels between the teams are getting more and more serious. Max Verstappen has extended his lead over Sergio Perez, while Lewis Hamilton has lost out to Valtteri Bottas.
Hamilton: Bottas ‘left the door open for Verstappen’ at Mexico City F1 start
Lewis Hamilton feels Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas could have done more to prevent his title rival Max Verstappen from taking the lead at the start of the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton clarifies Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez comments
Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments he made about Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Sergio Perez in the aftermath of the Mexican Grand Prix.
Verstappen: 'Very cheap of Wolff to blame it on Bottas'.
Max Verstappen is happy with the lead in the championship, but is not counting on it yet. In conversation with De Telegraaf Verstappen also surprisingly takes the stand for Valtteri Bottas after the Grand Prix of Mexico.
“Valtteri Bottas should have defended his position better”: Mercedes boss unhappy with his driver’s effort to block Max Verstappen in the first lap of the Mexican GP
Toto Wolff says he was not pleased at how easily Max Verstappen overtook both Mercedes cars on the first lap at the Mexican GP. Mercedes started the race with both their cars on the front row. However, it was Red Bull’s Verstappen who took the lead into turn one. Using Bottas’ slipstream, the Dutchman took the outside line and comfortably went ahead of both W12s.Wolff feels that his drivers could have done better to defend their positions. He was especially critical of Bottas who he felt was ‘not aggressive enough’. “That should not happen,” Wolff said. “I think we had two cars in front and seemed to open up the seal for Max to come around the outside.” Also read: “This has gone from bad to worse to dreadful in the space of 40 laps”– A day to forget for Valtteri Bottas as Mexican GP turns out to be a mostly downhill roller-coasterSoon after losing places to Max and teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Finnish driver made contact with the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo and spun. He then had to pit for new tires which sent…
Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Mexico as Mercedes lock out front row
Valtteri Bottas took pole position ahead of seven times world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes stunned rivals Red Bull with a front row lockout in qualifying for the Mexico City Grand Prix on Saturday.
Verstappen leads the Mexican Grand Prix as Ricciardo spins Bottas
Max Verstappen leads the Mexican Grand Prix  after taking the lead at turn one. The 24-year old Dutchman had a great start when the lights went out and immediately put Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton under pressure. Bottas was spun at turn 1 by Daniel Ricciardo and dropped all the way back to P18.
Verstappen gets in Bottas' way while trying to set the fastest lap
Max Verstappen was busy keeping a mind on the fastest lap point during the race. To Helmut Marko's annoyance, Verstappen tried to hold off Valtteri Bottas in his attempt at the fastest lap. This worked out pretty well the first time.
Mercedes 'opened the sea' for Max Verstappen at Turn 1, says Toto Wolff
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton "seemed to open the sea" for Max Verstappen to lead into Turn 1 of the Mexican Grand Prix.
'Cheap' to blame Bottas for Mexico flop - Verstappen
Max Verstappen says it's "pretty cheap" to point the finger at Valtteri Bottas after the Mexican GP.
Wolff critical of Bottas for 'opening up the sea' for Verstappen at the start
Toto Wolff was unhappy with how Valtteri Bottas positioned his car against Max Verstappen on the opening lap of Formula 1’s Mexico City Grand Prix.
Mexican Grand Prix | Bottas takes pole as Mercedes goes 1-2 in qualifying
Verstappen leads Hamilton by 12 points with five races to go in Formula One's best driver duel in years
Hamilton will “work as a team” with Bottas at Mexico GP start
Lewis Hamilton says he and Valtteri Bottas will “work as a team” to hold off the Red Bull Formula 1 drivers heading into the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix’s first corner.
“Valtteri and I will no doubt work as a team”: Lewis Hamilton opens up about the Mercedes masterplan for the race at the Mexican GP
Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton believes that he and teammate Valtteri Bottas will have to ‘work as a team’ to ensure the two Red Bulls behind them don’t have the upper hand.Finn driver Valtteri Bottas lines up on pole in Mexico after an immense lap followed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton in P2. Right behind the pair are the two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez respectively. The run from the start line to the first turn is approximately 900 metres, making it one of the longest opening straights second only to Russia. Usually, a long opening straight gives an advantage to the cars behind the leader in the form of a ‘tow’. However, Mexico is different in this area. Although the run to the first corner is quite long, the altitude of the Autodroma Hermanos Rodriguez does not allow for an incredibly effective tow.The thinner air at the 7,342 ft high Mexican track reduces the effectiveness of the tow as compared to its Russian counterpart. While it is less effective, it is still very much there.  Also read: Christian…
Verstappen outpaces Hamilton to win Mexico Grand Prix
Max Verstappen cruised to victory in the Mexico Grand Prix on Sunday as his closest challenger in the title race, Lewis Hamilton clung on to finish second. The Dutch Red Bull driver overtook reigning champion Hamilton and the second Mercedes driven by pole-sitting Valtteri Bottas on the first...
Bottas: Mexican GP pole run one of my best laps ever
Valtteri Bottas says the lap that secured him a surprise pole position for Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix was one of the best of his career.
Formula 1: Bottas takes pole as Mercedes go 1-2 in Mexican GP qualifying
The challenge will be holding off the hard-charging Red Bulls and Max Verstappen over 71 laps on Sunday.
“I will support Lewis and get the maximum points”– Valtteri Bottas will back Lewis Hamilton for race win in Mexico to accelerate his championship victory chances
Valtteri Bottas says that if the circumstances allow, he will help Lewis Hamilton win in Mexico, which may cut his deficit against Max Verstappen.Valtteri Bottas stunned Red Bull with his impressive flying lap to claim the pole position from Qualifying on Saturday. Meanwhile, his partner Lewis Hamilton will also be starting from the front row.Giving an advantage to Mercedes against Red Bull, who were limited till the second row. The Finn International believes he can win the race, but he will assist Hamilton for his win if the situation arises. “The first thing I need to focus on is the race start, do my best and speak with Lewis on how we can maintain the lead as a team and how we can keep the Red Bulls behind,” said Bottas.“Then we will see how the race situation will be. I still am 100 per cent sure that there could be a circumstance where I could still win the race, I believe in that, and I hope for that. “If not, then I will support Lewis and get the maximum points for the team.”Also read: Red Bull chief…
He left the door open for Max – Lewis Hamilton unimpressed with team-mate Bottas
Hamilton fell 19 points behind Max Verstappen following the Dutchman’s victory in Mexico.
'He left the door open for Max' – Lewis Hamilton unimpressed with team-mate Bottas
The British star fell 19 points behind Max Verstappen following the Dutchman’s victory in Mexico.
Verstappen speaks up for Bottas: "I think that's a bit of a cheap shot"
During and after the Grand Prix weekend in Mexico, a lot of the action took place off the track. A social media war has erupted between Red Bull and Mercedes and everyone is making statements that discredit others. Max Verstappen isn't known for not mincing his words, but he won't be drawn into a war of words.
Verstappen dominates F1 Mexico City GP; Hamilton distant second
Starting third on the grid, Verstappen used the long run down to the first corner to slipstream past the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to take the lead
F1 Mexico City GP: Bottas on pole as Mercedes lock out front row
Valtteri Bottas claimed a surprise pole position as Mercedes locked out the front row, with Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen only third on the grid at the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Bottas and Verstappen fastest lap duel simply ‘playing games’
Red Bull and Mercedes admit there was a bit of ‘playing around’ over fastest lap in Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix, but insist their drivers played it by the book.
Toto Wolff wanted Daniel Ricciardo penalty for Valtteri Bottas clash
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff was surprised the Mexican Grand Prix stewards did not even investigate Daniel Ricciardo for his first-lap collision with Valtteri Bottas.
F1 Mexican GP: Bottas takes pole as Mercedes stuns Red Bull in qualifying
Mercedes stunned Red Bull in qualifying for Formula 1’s 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas leading Lewis Hamilton to lock out the front row ahead of Max Verstappen.
Verstappen extends championship lead over Hamilton after winning Mexico GP
The joy of Valtteri Bottas's shock pole position was short-lived as Verstappen swept around the outside of the two Mercedes into the first corner on the opening lap.
Albers thanks Bottas: "The start of Max was not so great at all"
Valtteri Bottas was a little more focused on his teammate Lewis Hamilton at the race start in Mexico than on rival Max Verstappen, which contributed to the quick overtaking by the Dutchman. Christijan Albers sees that Verstappen didn't have a very good start at all.
Hamilton “as shocked as everyone” after Mercedes 1-2 in Mexico F1 qualifying
Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton had no answer to explain Mercedes’ remarkable turnaround as it locked out the front row of the grid for the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Bottas labels surprise Mexico F1 pole “one of my best laps”
Valtteri Bottas has labelled his surprise pole position at the Mexico City Grand Prix as ‘one of the best laps’ of his Formula 1 career.
Bottas surprised with pole in Mexico: "They were awesome laps"
Valtteri Bottas surprisingly took pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix. The expectation was a front row for Red Bull Racing, but instead, it was Mercedes who ran away with the first two spots.
Verstappen felt "really on the edge" with Mexico F1 Turn 1 pass
Max Verstappen felt he was 'really on the edge' with his late-braking pass on Mercedes Formula 1 duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton at Turn 1 in Mexico.
Verstappen took risks in Mexico: "That was really on the edge"
Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix in the first corner with a fantastic braking move around the outside. The Dutchman drove away from the rest and even had time in the final phase to hinder Valtteri Bottas in his attempt for the fastest lap. Verstappen was not taking much of a risk there, in his own words.
Wolff reacts to Bottas' spin at turn one in Mexico: "It should not happen"
Toto Wolff saw Lewis Hamilton's gap to Max Verstappen in the Championship grow. Red Bull Racing also cut the gap to one point in the Constructors World Championship. The Mercedes boss calls it a day to forget for his team and he makes his frustration clear with Valtteri Bottas. 
Hamilton continues series of apologies: "On to the next one Valtteri"
Lewis Hamilton was totally misunderstood by the public after his defeat in Mexico. He antagonised the Mexican fans of Sergio Perez, but there were also frowns after his remark about teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Hamilton ‘as shocked as everyone’ by Mercedes’ Mexico F1 front row lockout
Lewis Hamilton felt “as shocked as everyone” by Mercedes’ surge to lock out the front row of the grid in Mexico Formula 1 qualifying on Saturday.
International media | 'Verstappen overwhelms Mercedes with a masterpiece'.
The international media are again praising Max Verstappen after the Mexican Grand Prix. The Dutchman hit his most important blow in the first corner, although some media have the idea that this was a gift from Valtteri Bottas.
Verstappen says F1 title race will be ‘exciting’ to the end after Mexico win
Max Verstappen has said he is not resting on his laurels after extending his lead in the drivers’ championship to 19 points with a commanding win in the Mexican Grand Prix. Verstappen seized the initiative on the first corner of lap one, overtaking the McLarens of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to take a lead that was never threatened. Bottas fell out of contention seconds later when he was clipped by Daniel Ricciardo, but bagged the point for the fastest...
“This has gone from bad to worse to dreadful in the space of 40 laps”– A day to forget for Valtteri Bottas as Mexican GP turns out to be a mostly downhill roller-coaster
Valtteri Bottas had a disappointing Mexican Grand Prix. A day to forget for the Finn as Murphy’s Law chooses to make an example out of the Mercedes driver.Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, according to the cynical Murphy’s Law. Bottas had a Mexican GP he would love to forget as soon as possible.Starting the race from pole was always a challenge for Bottas as the risk of giving others a row would be forever looming. Sadly, that is exactly what happened. As the lights went out, Bottas started off decent but ended up giving Red Bull’s Max Verstappen a good enough slipstream to snatch P1 away from the Mercedes driver. He lost the lead before going into the very first corner.Also read:  Christian Horner reveals Red Bull action plan against pole-sitter Mercedes for Mexican Grand Prix race However, the loss of position was the least of his worries as a bit of nudge from McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo caused Bottas to spin before turning into turn 2. Further commotion at turn 2 caused Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda’s…
Pole-sitter Bottas: "There could be a circumstance that I can win the race"
Valtteri Bottas starts from pole position in the Mexican Grand Prix, with his teammate Lewis Hamilton starting alongside him on the front row. But have Mercedes already planned some team orders? 
Mercedes had tough day: 'Best Hamilton could have achieved'
The start of the Mexican Grand Prix proved to be the crucial moment for Max Verstappen to take his ninth win of the season. Valtteri Bottas had only Lewis Hamilton in mind, allowing Verstappen to outsmart both Mercedes drivers.
Marko not happy with Verstappen action: 'He has to keep out of it'
Helmut Marko thought Max Verstappen was doing a great job again, but when he started to interfere with Valtteri Bottas' attempt to set the fastest lap, the Red Bull Racing advisor had a bit of a scare. The top man believes that in the future Verstappen should just let it go when he's in first place.
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