Max Verstappen has won the Mexico City Grand Prix this evening at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
The Dutch driver breaks the record for most wins at the South American track after securing his third victory.
Joining him on the podium was Lewis Hamilton in second and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in third – marking the first Mexican driver to secure a spot on the podium at his home race this evening.
Speaking after the race, Verstappen told Sky Sports; “The crowd is incredible, having Checo as a team-mate coming here to Mexico is amazing.
“The start? It was nice three-wide and it was all about just trying to brake as late as you can. I kept it on the track, came from third to first and that was basically what made my race because I could just focus on myself, and we had incredible pace in the car.
“There’s still a long way to go [in the championship]. It’s of course looking good but also it can turn around very quickly. I’m looking forward to Brazil, I also have very good memories there.”
Home race podium sitter, Perez said; “It’s an unbelievable day.
“Of course I wanted more, I wanted to get a one-two for the team but I didn’t have a single chance to get through.
“I could hear the crowd coming through the stadium section, it was pretty incredible.”
Meanwhile Lewis Hamitlon added; “Firstly congratulations to Max, their car is far superior this weekend and there was nothing we could really do about it. I gave it absolutely everything and it was a great fight with Sergio at the end, I was able to at least get second.
“It shows how fast car their car is when Sergio is that close behind me and able to follow that closely. He did a great job and he was applying that pressure and just kept going… I really enjoyed the race still.”