Mexico Grand Prix: Verstappen storms to victory to extend championship lead over Hamilton

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Max Verstappen's lead in the Drivers' standings in this year's Formula 1 championship has been extended to 19 points after he stormed to victory at the Mexico Grand Prix, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and teammate Sergio Perez.

The Mercedes pair of Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton led the Red Bull duo of Verstappen and Perez from the line but that is where the good news for the Silver Arrows rather ended on Sunday afternoon, as Max swept around the outside of turn one to take the lead, whilst Bottas was tapped by Daniel Ricciardo to be sent spinning down the running order.

Indeed, the day was very much Verstappen's as he scampered off down the road ahead of Hamilton and Perez, who embarked on a race-long duel for second place on the podium.

In behind the top three, Pierre Gasly once again ran a strong race to eventually seal fourth place ahead of the Ferrari pair of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, as the Scuderia took third place off of McLaren in the Constructors' standings.

Up at the top of said standings, meanwhile, Red Bull are now just a point behind Mercedes with Perez pushing Hamilton hard right up until the final lap, though he was ultimately unable to overtake Lewis who said on the radio post-race he had given absolutely everything.

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Red Bull, then, clearly had the best pace to win this race with Verstappen in charge after seizing the lead at the first braking zone and they'll be eager to double this result up in a week from now at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paolo.

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