Just waiting for the drivers to get going on their second runs. Scruffy laps from Ferrari? Hamilton a tenth up. I think, after qualifying with a time exactly the same as the Dutchman in Japan, I reckon Albon will be at least four tenths behind him this time. Sections of this page. The Mercedes in formation, led by Bottas. 27.0. I mean, I think they're going to be fine to make it through but there's no insurance here. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images). Perez is out! It was, I believe, a single yellow flag rather than a double one. And, naturally, there was a car in the barriers ahead of him. Well, three question marks and an exclamation mark for them in my notebook in this session. Even with Bottas’ travails, the odds remain stacked against Hamilton. Another seemingly scruffy lap from Norris, unless he went out on used tyres. Verstappen and Leclerc not too far behind, though. Asked whether he had slowed at all, he shot back: “Didn’t look like it, did it? End of season F1 driver rankings: Who were the star performers of 2020? At the moment we believe Verstappen ignored single waved yellows. 26 Oct 2019 Max Verstappen takes second career pole position in Mexico. Qualifying Results1st – Max Verstappen2nd – Charles Leclerc3rd – Sebastian Vettel4th – Lewis Hamilton5th – Alexander Albon6th – Valtteri Bottas7th – Carlos Sainz Jr.8th – Lando Norris9th – Daniil Kvyat10th – Pierre Gasly11th – Sergio Perez12th – Nico Hulkenberg13th – Daniel Ricciardo14th – Kimi Raikkonen15th – Antonio Giovinazzi16th – Lance Stroll17th – Kevin Magnussen18th – Romain Grosjean19th – George Russell20th – Robert Kubica. Verstappen was dealt a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow under yellow flags. If it get's too bad he has to wear diapers. He also points out that he himself got a penalty for a similar incident in China in 2018. Accessibility Help. He goes P4 with those softs, ahead of both Mercedes. Absolutely not. With only seconds to go in a closely-fought qualifying session, Bottas’ steering snapped violently left through the sweeping right-hand corner, such that the car scraped the surface off several metres of concrete wall before smashing into a protective tyre barrier. Bottas had a bit of a moment in the stadium section, locking up and ruining his lap. Lewis Hamilton can clinch his sixth world title here this weekend (if he outscores team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 14 points or more) but there has been little talk of that. Bottas got a bit of a wobble on in the Esses and probably lost a couple of tenths, so there's some time out there for him. Hamilton’s fourth place is his worst ever start in Mexico, and you have to go back to the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix – a gap of more than 10 years – since he last won from that position. The only worry is cars below finding more than four tenths to dislodge him. The final runs are underway now, Russell giving it everything and he improves to P18 and goes ahead of Grosjean! And welcome back to the final run of four races to end the season, starting in Mexico. The soft tyres have been pretty dodgy here all weekend. Can anyone dislodge Verstappen here? Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc joined the Dutchman on […] Verstappen took the pole position for this 71-lap race around the 17-turn, 2.674-mile (4.303-kilometer) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico City, Mexico by recording a track record lap time of 74.758 seconds (128.767 miles per hour). We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Formula 1: Max Verstappen takes pole for 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Max Verstappen took his second career Formula 1 pole position and his second of the 2019 … While Hamilton has a £40 million-a-year deal that keeps him a Mercedes driver until the end of next year, the prospect of radical regulation changes in 2021 – not to mention a strict budget cap that would limit all teams to a maximum £125 million annual spend – has raised the temptation of a final chapter at Maranello. Verstappen’s pole came 12 months after he was denied becoming F1’s youngest-ever pole sitter in Mexico by former Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Just 0.090s separated P1 and P2 on the grid in the last two Mexican Grands Prix, which shows just how close the fight for pole position in Mexico will be. Matt Morlidge Sky Sports October 27, 2019 11:48am Formula One F1 - Mexican Grand Prix - Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit, Mexico City, Mexico - October 26, 2019 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after qualifying in pole position … Breaking News. ONBOARD: Charles Leclerc's Pirelli pole position lap Ride onboard with Charles Leclerc as he steers his Ferrari into pole position for the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix. Albon 0.426s behind and in fifth but ahead of Bottas. Sunday's race live on 5 Live and the BBC Sport website at 19:10 GMT. Mercedes. Those remarks brought a summons to the stewards, who resolved to demote him three places. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico. 26th October 2019, 23:26 27th October 2019, 12:21 | Written by Keith Collantine. Verstappen goes quickest! Perez gets in with a very decent time there, ahead of both Renaults and McLarens. Wehrlein on Pole; Track temperatures up to 23 degrees Celsius; Mixed Super Pole shoot out sees five manufacturers battle it out for Pole. Back to all videos. Plenty more of this in qualifying, please. There was only a limited amount to learn from final practice earlier today, as much of the running was done on intermediate tyres on a damp track. It is unlikely that Hamilton will outscore Bottas by the points he needs in Mexico, having done so by that margin only once this season. The ultimate gift for racing fans! Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020: What time does the race start today, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds? Two tenths off of Albon. “Lewis has a clear opinion on where he sees himself in the future, and we are and have always been very loyal to our drivers. 26th October 2019, 23:26 27th October 2019, 12:21 | Written by Keith Collantine. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took four consecutive pole positions after that race, and teammate Sebastian Vettel took the next one. Formula 1 Gran Premio De México 2019… 2. It also emerged that Hamilton would all but certainly end his career at Mercedes, with Wolff indicating that the five-time world champion would spurn a move to Ferrari in favour of signing a final contract at the Silver Arrows. Bottas is asked if he's okay on the radio. Sign Up. "It didn't really look like it did it? Russell being in a car this poor in 2020 will not be great. Red Bull's Max Verstappen has been demoted from pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix by a penalty for ignoring warning flags. Ferrari going out on the softs. Both Williams cars out, nobody else. Pole position qualifier Max Verstappen in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 26, 2019 in Mexico City (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY – OCTOBER 27: Sergio Perez, Racing Point RP19 being pushed on the grid by mechanics during the 2019 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos … But we will see. Red Bull's Max Verstappen claims his second career pole position at the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. 3. by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford. We know what we are doing, otherwise we wouldn’t be driving an F1 car.”. It's been difficult to get a true read of his season this year but I think he's been quietly impressive. Leclerc locks up in the final sector and cannot beat the Red Bull's time. GREEN LIGHT! 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The incident could yet have major ramifications, though, in his battle with Hamilton for the championship, especially if Mercedes are forced to incur a grid penalty by changing engine parts. That'll be that. Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen is pictured on the paddock after taking the pole position during the qualifying session of the F1 Mexico Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, Mexico, October 26, 2019. Just overdriving it there. Leclerc is set to start alongside Verstappen on the front row in second place, marking his sixth consecutive front row start. Lap time deleted and a penalty normal procedure. It'd be a bit of a shame if it was but clearly Verstappen should have slowed down and he didn't. Although there hasn't been much, if any, actual rain during running. As is Hamilton. Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico UK & international sports Published: Oct 26, 2019 Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019 Verstappen was dealt a … Mercedes have struggled in Mexico in the past two years and look to be struggling again, if Friday's second practice session is to go by. That puts them all but out of contention for fourth in the constructors' championship and leaves them vulnerable to Racing Point and Toro Rosso behind them. As far as I know by the rules when there is a double yellow you are supposed to abort your lap. It's been a strange couple of days around the F1 paddock, really. For the past three years, Mercedes have struggled in Mexico more than at any other track, with the high altitude severely diminishing their cars’ downforce. Lance Stroll currently sits in that position. Is it worth him trying to do the same on the mediums? “I think that this Ferrari thing has maybe been blown out of proportion,” he said. Hamilton is going to win this weekend or the next. Great news! 25 - 27 Oct Schedule; News; Circuit; RACE REVIEW. Valtteri Bottas took the pole position for the fifth race on the 2019 Formula 1 schedule, the Spanish Grand Prix, at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. A little. That's more like it from Ferrari.