The German moves into P1, half a second ahead of Hamilton. It's not enough...he's 0.114s behind. He's a fine qualifier and has generally had the measure of Vettel in qualifying after the first few rounds of the season. Tomorrow, the start will be very important. Not sure if Albon backed off like Verstappen towards the end but if he didn't he's a fair way behind him. It'd be some achievement for Sainz to finish P6 in the championship. But there appears to have been a yellow flag waved at the final corner. #F1Mexico. He's finally out of the car... Leclerc improves his time but not the quickest overall. They had a lot of time in their pocket but I suppose it's better to be safe than sorry. It can all unravel in the blink of an eye A welcome sight to see Valtteri out of the car #MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/EyAdqkA7rY. So no divergent starting tyre strategy. It's been a strange couple of days around the F1 paddock, really. Max Verstappen took pole for the Mexican Grand Prix but was given a three-place grid penalty after failing to slow down following Valtteri Bottas’s crash at the end of qualifying 26 Oct 2019 Max Verstappen takes second career pole position in Mexico. Who’s the top tip for pole? The ultimate gift for racing fans! "#AMuS #F1 #MexicoGP. Just to clear it up, Verstappen didn't only improve the final sector but his entire lap there. This pole position is the first position by a non-Scuderia Ferrari driver since the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring at the beginning of August, for which Verstappen also took the pole position. He came to a pretty quick stop. Sainz on mediums but 0.007s outside of the top 10. Formula 1 Gran Premio De México 2019… Vettel was the quickest of the two last time out but Leclerc took four pole positions in a row before. There's also a pit lane incident between Ricciardo and Kvyat being investigated re: unsafe release. Sign Up. Verstappen goes quickest! Would be surprised if either Williams or Haas made it into Q2 so it seems like it's a five or six way bottle to not be P16. Not the first and not the last today. At the moment we believe Verstappen ignored single waved yellows. Can anyone dislodge Verstappen here? The only worry is cars below finding more than four tenths to dislodge him. It could be close by the final race, though. 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. Note - Kvyat received a post-race, 10-second time penalty after hitting the rear of Hulkenberg. For the time being we have an interesting race on our hands - as has been the case for much of the second half of the season. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took four consecutive pole positions after that race, and teammate Sebastian Vettel took the next one. Or will Ferrari claim their sixth pole position in a row? 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Lewis Hamilton seeks new Mercedes deal 'before Christmas', McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says £185 million investment represents ‘key moment’ in team’s progress, Lewis Hamilton 'just grateful to be alive' after Covid-19 and on verge of sealing new Mercedes deal, Max Verstappen wins in Abu Dhabi as Red Bull dominate an out of sorts Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. 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. 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. And welcome back to the final run of four races to end the season, starting in Mexico. He goes P4 with those softs, ahead of both Mercedes. They could finish seventh if they have a bad end to the season. Rookie driver Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing) posted another solid performance in Mexico City after Qualifying in Second in Santiago. A shame after such an amazing performance by him. Both Williams cars out, nobody else. 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 … It has been much more about his environmental concerns, which he voiced after the Japanese Grand Prix. Well, three question marks and an exclamation mark for them in my notebook in this session. Verstappen has won here the past two years but can Albon challenge him? 4. Bottas in is the wall in the final turn, that has surely to be a red flag! I am not sure about this one. Just overdriving it there. You Might Also Like. A little. I'm going to say yes. Vettel is set to start in third alongside Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton in fourth on the second row. Verstappen stripped of Mexico pole position for ignoring yellow flags Oct 26, 2019 Laurence Edmondson F1 Editor MEXICO CITY -- Max Verstappen has been stripped of his pole position … Hamilton beats it by a tenth, and then Vettel beats it. Double yellow and purple last sector for Max is a bad combination. Verstappen appeared to improve his previous time in the final sector (and his overall lap) whilst Bottas was in the wall and yellow flags were being waved. Those remarks brought a summons to the stewards, who resolved to demote him three places. The flags normally mean, ‘Slow the f--- down.’”. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc joined the Dutchman on […] Lap time deleted and a penalty normal procedure. Diretta Formula 1 qualifiche Gp Messico 2019: Max Verstappen conquista la pole position davanti alle Ferrari di Leclerc e Vettel. LECLERC: "Red Bull was very quick. Published: 27 Ottobre 2019 06:43. Two tenths off of Albon. The top speed we have is very good" #MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/QN1GzovffK, VETTEL: "I think the car was good, but it would have been nice to have been higher up. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) Can Red Bull get in amongst it? Team principal Toto Wolff said the team were “90 per cent confident” of avoiding that fate. We showed today that we are very quick"#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/uv8Ub1V0Vn. Ferrari going out on the softs. Very quick in fact, he knocks Albon off top spot with a 1.15.949 to go quickest by two tenths. 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. 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. It's close from 10th down to P15 at the moment, just a couple of tenths, so plenty of movement possible here. The 2019 Mexico City ePrix (formally the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix) was a Formula E electric car race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in the centre of Mexico City on 16 February 2019. It’s not great. And what style to do it at the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP as 2019 … Can they get back into it? The gap to P12 is over four tenths of a second so I reckon they will try it again. Griglia di partenza F1, GP Messico 2019: risultato e classifica qualifiche. It's likely to be a Ferrari on pole, but which one? Asked whether he had slowed at all, he shot back: “Didn’t look like it, did it? Lewis Hamilton has strongly defended himself against accusations of hypocrisy over his recent environmental stand, claiming that despite his constant global travel as a Formula One driver, he is taking several steps to ensure he ends the year carbon-neutral. MEXICO CITY -- Max Verstappen has been stripped of his pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix for failing to slow under yellow warning flags following Valtteri Bottas' accident. Vettel half a second quicker in S1 alone! Is it worth him trying to do the same on the mediums? So, the most predictable five drivers eliminated in Q1. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen speaks with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the Mexico Grand Prix qualifying session at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City October 26, 2019. It was, I believe, a single yellow flag rather than a double one. Annual Subscription. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Race weekend. Mercedes were a little closer (around a tenth away) but it may be too much for them to challenge Ferrari and the second row could be a more reasonable target. It is a discussion worth having and many other drivers have given their opinions, too, but it has overshadowed the actual business of the championship. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. First, they were stripped of their points at the Japanese Grand Prix after the FIA found their automatic brake bias system to be a driver aid (the story is a little bit longer than that, mind...). Vettel doesn't improve and neither does Verstappen. It has been inevitable that Hamilton will be crowned champion for quite some time now, and other things look look more appealing and, to be honest, interesting. Your privacy is safe with us. No official notification on that at the moment. Nice work. Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico. As of the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 101 drivers have been on pole position in the 1,035 Grands Prix since the … Hamilton a tenth up. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free. If it get's too bad he has to wear diapers. “I think that this Ferrari thing has maybe been blown out of proportion,” he said. “I think it will be very, very tight,” Vettel said. No! 7-10 on softs. But for the Mexican Grand Prix, a race he hasn’t failed to win since 2016, at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the 22-year-old Dutchman took the pole position, his second pole position of the season and of his Formula 1 career. It will be quite an adventure"#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/CWktb5nyP0. It's Vettel who leads the field at the moment but he's the only one of the front-runners to post a lap time. Sections of this page. 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. I'll be here for the next few hours to take you through it all. 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. Red Bull Racing rookie Alexander Albon qualified in fifth place and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas qualified in sixth, but Bottas will likely receive some kind of grid penalty after crashing at the end of the qualifying session, destroying his car. Lewis Hamilton could clinch the championship in Mexico, but is he the favourite to win the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix as Max Verstappen aims to make it three in a row? L ewis Hamilton received an unexpected fillip in his quest to seal a sixth world title at Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix after Max Verstappen was stripped of pole position … Sainz has an advantage over Albon but Albon has a better car. Matt Crafton becomes first back-to-back champion in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History November 15, 2014 Nationwide | … Have Red Bull been hiding their hand? Verstappen in the PC, asked by @EdmondsonESPNF1 if he saw VB had crashed:"I was aware Valtteri crashed"Q: Did you back off? UK Sport Published : Oct 26, 2019. Join the Beyond The Flag team! 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Posted on . 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 … 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. So that'll be interesting. 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Posted on . Read more from Oliver Brown, earlier in the week, here. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen began the 2019 Formula 1 season on a scintillating pace, at one point stringing together a top five finish streak of over a year, but he had cooled off quite a bit following the summer break and has now gone almost three months without a victory. What's his S1 time like? I wonder if Vettel made a bit of a mess of the rest of the lap after that brilliant sector one. It was but the latest twist in a weekend of intrigue. Will Verstappen keep his pole position?! Not sure about that. That said, that incident was for double waved yellows. Hamilton, for one, had little sympathy, suggesting that Verstappen had driven unsafely. Max Verstappen has been stripped of pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix after the stewards ruled he failed to slow for yellow flags as he passed the scene of Valtteri Bottas’s crash. What a wretched year it has been for them. Top six all on medium tyres, by the way. 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). Ted Kravitz informs us that Mattia Binotto is not happy about Red Bull and Mercedes drivers improving their fastest final sector times under yellow flags as Bottas crashed. Max Verstappen claimed a surprise pole position for Formula 1's 2019 Mexican Grand Prix, outpacing Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc by 0.266 seconds, as Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas crashed late in Q3 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 26: Pole position qualifier Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing talks with third place qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 26, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. 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. Max Verstappen claimed pole position in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix weekend, Round 18 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, in a dramatic session which ended early when Valtteri Bottas crashed heavily in the dying moments of the session. We asked Helmut Marko, whether he's able to drive. /VCG Photo Vettel was very quick in the first sector at least but has dropped behind in sector two. Copy link Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Max Verstappen has been stripped of his pole position in for the Mexican Grand Prix, as the Dutchman got penalised for not slowing down when passing the wreckage of Valtteri Bottas at the final corner of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Kubica top with a 1.20.313 at the moment. Bottas was evidently shaken but otherwise unharmed. Well, ahead of Bottas but nearly six tenths down on Verstappen. 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 … Thanks for joining me, I'll be back about 6pm tomorrow for the race. As does Leclerc. The most interesting battle in there? Want your voice heard? Max Verstappen’s scandalous comments cost him pole position in Mexico as rivals accused him of arrogantly playing by his own rules. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Leclerc runs wide and that'll be the end of his lap! Albon 0.426s behind and in fifth but ahead of Bottas.