F1 2016: Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican GP

Nico Rosberg takes second, Daniel Ricciardo finishes third, as Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel are slapped with penalties

Overdrive October 31, 2016 18:23:24 IST
F1 2016: Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican GP

Lewis Hamilton made up some ground in his hunt for the 2016 Formula 1 championship title. The British driver began the race from pole, and save for the first corner, where he had an excursion over the grass, the rest of the race was smooth sailing, enabling him to take his eighth win of the year.

The race wasn't quite so easy for Nico Rosberg, who still managed to finish second, and thus still finds himself in the lead of the championship by 19 points though. The German had first corner contact with Red Bull's Max Verstappen, but...

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