Mexico Grand Prix: 2 winners and 2 losers from the weekend

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Formula 1's return to Mexico for the first time since 2019 proved a successful one for Max Verstappen, as he took victory in front of a lively crowd ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez.

The Dutchman now leads the Drivers' standings from his British title rival by 19 points and, with four races to go, will be eager to press home the advantage in the coming weeks.

That said, it's time to take a look at our latest winners and losers piece, this time from the Mexico Grand Prix...

Winner - Max Verstappen

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Saturday was a tough afternoon for Red Bull as they failed to get either of their cars on the front row but they responded well on Sunday and turned things firmly in their favour.

Verstappen shot round the outside of the two Mercedes cars into turn one whilst Sergio Perez sealed third place as Valtteri Bottas was spun around, with Lewis Hamilton unable to contend with the Dutchman's pace.

He now leads the standings by 19 points and is going to be eager to see things through in the final four races.

Loser - Mercedes

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Mercedes were naturally delighted at a front-row lockout on Saturday but it took half the length of the start/finish straight for their delight to turn to despair in all truth.

Verstappen overtook the pair of them into turn one whilst Bottas was punted around by Daniel Ricciardo in his McLaren, ruining both of their races.

Indeed, Red Bull are now just a point behind in the Constructors' having eroded the Silver Arrows' lead and they'll be eager to forget this weekend pretty quickly.

Winner - Ferrari

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Ferrari, like Red Bull with Mercedes, have been making serious inroads in their own battle in the Constructors' against McLaren and this weekend just gone was the one where they took third place in the table.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz took 5th and 6th respectively whilst Lando Norris could only manage 10th after fighting through from the rear of the field and Daniel Ricciardo came 12th after his collision with Bottas.

Momentum for third, then, is with the Scuderia.

Loser - McLaren

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And, on the flipside, McLaren had a real weekend to forget.

Norris was up against it already having to start near the back of the pack whilst Ricciardo could have scored some really good points before his turn one misdemeanour completely ruined those prospects.

The Maccas have lost their way a little bit in recent weeks and they'll be eager to try and wrestle third back in the standings in the final four races.

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