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
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...
Max Verstappen finished second to take a six-point lead in the driver's championship.
Verstappen is a major threat to Hamilton's bid for an eighth world title to surpass Michael Schumacher and stand alone among F1 greats. He leads Hamilton 7-5 for wins this season and 7-3 for pole positions.
Hamilton, the championship leader, set a new lap record three times in qualifying but because his team incurred a 10-place grid penalty by changing his engine ahead of the race he will start 11th.