MAX VERSTAPPEN snatched pole from Lewis Hamilton in a scintillating qualifying session for the Mexican GP.
Hamilton had topped both Q1 and Q2 and looked set for a hat trick heading into the final session.
But now the seven-time champion has to go from third place after being edged to second P2 by Mercedes team-mate George Russell.
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Perez will wish he had had that pit stop as Verstappen has been stationary for half the time the Mexican has been.
He comes from P3.
Hamilton prepared to stay out
The seven-time champion tells his team he’s ready to stay out there as he slowly takes away from Verstappen’s lead.
It will likely be a one stop strategy for the Mexican but he will be gutted at a 5 second stop.
Russell prepared for a long stint
Perhaps team orders from Mercedes as they tell Russell he may have a long run on his first set of tyres.
Home crowd hoping for something from Perez
The hometown hero sits 3.7s adrift of Hamilton in 2nd and the crowd is hoping he can stage a comeback after the pit stops.
It’s been a frustrating 20 laps for Leclerc and he’s trying to change his plan as he has nothing left to lose.
Albon wants to make a difference
The Williams is extremely quick in a straight line and Albon is looking to overtake Stroll for 16th place.
Hamilton remains within reach
The lead for Verstappen remains under 2 seconds and Verstappen will likely need to pit in the coming laps.
Stroll over Grip
The Canadian claimed on the radio that he had grip problems.
He is in 15th place, one place behind his teammate Vettel.
Ricciardo in 12th place
The Australian finally manages to overtake and moves one place closer to the points.
Ricciardo threatens to overtake
He’s attempted to take on 12th-ranked Zhou a few times, but so far the rookie is holding the veteran back.
Hamilton and Perez win
The pair certainly won’t let Verstappen off lightly.
Hamilton set the fastest lap of the race, 1.2 seconds back.
Bottas and Alonso fight
Two veterans of the game enjoy a DRS battle for 7th place.
The Alfa Romeo was told it was still sticking to Plan A.
Verstappen already gone
It could have been a difficult start for Verstappen but he got away well from the Mercedes pair.
He now has a lead of almost 2 seconds on the field.
Perez makes early moves
A poor start for Russell sees him drop to P4 while Perez finishes in the top three.
We are on the way!
Let’s go to Mexico City!
Verstappen on softs
Russell and Hamilton will start on medium behind Verstappen on pole, who has softs to get this race going.
Formation lap in progress
All 20 cars are out of their garages and warming up the tires for the 71 lap race!
Ten Minute Warning
Final preparations are underway in Mexico City!
WWE in the house
WWE Superstars Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio are in town for today’s Grand Prix.
It seems like her allegiance to Alex Albon belongs to Williams.
Grip looks a problem
Even during these warm-up laps, many drivers struggle with the grip on the mostly soft compound tires.
Verstappen on the edge of history
With a win from pole tonight, Max Verstappen will set the record for most race wins in a season.
Issues for Magnussen
Magnussen reports a problem with his car just over half an hour before the start of the race.
Let’s hope he can sort himself out before the lights go out. He will start from P19 after a five place penalty.
One last hurray for Vettel
In his last few races, Sebastian Vettel will certainly try to come out in style.
It will be difficult today as he starts from P16.
Ovation for Perez
A great reaction for the Red Bull man who so often makes the headlines.
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