A hydraulic leak was found on Daniel’s car just before the start of the session; the garage crew is working on fixing it and the number 3 car should take to the track this morning. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on All Racing and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Not sure if Albon backed off like Verstappen towards the end but if he didn't he's a fair way behind him. 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 … 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. No official notification on that at the moment. Thanks for joining me, I'll be back about 6pm tomorrow for the race. Hamilton is going to win this weekend or the next. 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Who’s the top tip for pole? Not sure about that. Leclerc runs wide and that'll be the end of his lap! As far as I know by the rules when there is a double yellow you are supposed to abort your lap. Max was very quick. Hamilton still faces a considerable battle to reel in Charles Leclerc, now upgraded to pole, and Sebastian Vettel, such is the Ferraris’ superior straight-line speed. The 2019 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 27 October 2019 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.The race was the 18th round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the 21st running of the Mexican Grand Prix, and the 20th time that the race had been run as a World … “I think it will be very, very tight,” Vettel said. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images). That said, that incident was for double waved yellows. I mean, I think they're going to be fine to make it through but there's no insurance here. It has left the track quite green, though. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. I am not sure about this one. 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. Verstappen also backs off. The last hour of practice ahead of the #MexicoGP was action packed!Here's the best bits in a bite-sized chunk...#F1 pic.twitter.com/b5cy2yiEov, Belgium:Leclerc - Ferrari Italy: Leclerc - Ferrari Singapore: Leclerc - Ferrari Russia: Leclerc - Ferrari Japan: Vettel - Ferrari. Max Verstappen’s scandalous comments cost him pole position in Mexico as rivals accused him of arrogantly playing by his own rules. 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. 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. L.HAMILTON Mercedes 1'15''262. Top six all on medium tyres, by the way. Two tenths off of Albon. Absolutely not. As said earlier he would still get pole position if he were to lose that time as his first run was quick enough for pole, too. 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 … Can they get back into it? Verstappen was dealt a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow under yellow flags. 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. Can anyone dislodge Verstappen here? /VCG Photo 26th October 2019, 23:26 27th October 2019, 12:21 | Written by Keith Collantine. 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. Wehrlein on Pole; Track temperatures up to 23 degrees Celsius; Mixed Super Pole shoot out sees five manufacturers battle it out for Pole. Verstappen goes quickest! Scruffy laps from Ferrari? 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. 7-10 on softs. The oldest person to qualify in pole position was Nino Farina, who was 47 years, 79 days old when he was polesitter for the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix. Note - Kvyat received a post-race, 10-second time penalty after hitting the rear of Hulkenberg. POSITION TIME POINTS; 1 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes: 1:36:48.904: 25: 2 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari +1.766s: 18: 3 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes +3.553s: 15: 4 Charles Leclerc LEC Ferrari +6.368s: 13: 5 Alexander … 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. 26-10-2019 23:25 . As is Hamilton. 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 … Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related. No.". /VCG Photo It'd be some achievement for Sainz to finish P6 in the championship. Verstappen going well, too as he sets a time 0.222s behind Vettel and 0.1 or so ahead of Leclerc in third. Ferrari have turned their season around but it's too little, too late, really. He also points out that he himself got a penalty for a similar incident in China in 2018. 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. Diretta Formula 1 qualifiche Gp Messico 2019: Max Verstappen conquista la pole position davanti alle Ferrari di Leclerc e Vettel. In 2021, everything is different, but ultimately the cars’ performance is what counts most for the top guys. Bottas goes quickest, then Hamilton. Sign Up. 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. All the texts present on the StatsF1 site are the exclusive property their authors. It's not enough...he's 0.114s behind. Here are the full qualifying results for the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. That's more like it from Ferrari. Vettel was the quickest of the two last time out but Leclerc took four pole positions in a row before. If it get's too bad he has to wear diapers. While the Finn, who was heard breathing very heavily in the moments after the impact, was given the all-clear by doctors, his team face a frantic repair job to ensure that his car is race-ready. It was a bit of an anti-climax but he was improving on his previous time. Could be an interesting hour or so. 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 … Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc joined the Dutchman on […] Formula 1 Gran Premio De México 2019… 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. F1 qualifying, RESULT- Mexican Grand Prix 2019: Max Verstappen lands controversial pole as Valtteri Bottas suffers big crash in final seconds Max Verstappen took pole position … Perez gets in with a very decent time there, ahead of both Renaults and McLarens. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc joined the Dutchman on […] 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. Tomorrow, the start will be very important. Pierre Gasly arrived to the paddock with an upset stomach. 26-10-2019 23:25 . Team principal Toto Wolff said the team were “90 per cent confident” of avoiding that fate. Here are a few more images of the shunt. #MexicoGP #VB77 pic.twitter.com/39BCXsbOZ3. In some ways it's not surprising. Vettel was very quick in the first sector at least but has dropped behind in sector two. Leclerc scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race. “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. The most interesting battle in there? Bottas is out of his car and okayHe qualifies in P6#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/H6F4CRuVdL. Kubica top with a 1.20.313 at the moment. Bottas is confirmed at least second. And welcome back to the final run of four races to end the season, starting in Mexico. No surprise there. And their entire season hasn't been a great deal better. Verstappen and Leclerc not too far behind, though. SportPesa Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, Renault teammates Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo and Alfa Romeo Racing teammates Kimi Raikkonen and rookie Antonio Giovinazzi were eliminated following the second round of qualifying for the race after qualifying in 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th place, respectively. What can Leclerc do next up? Grosjean does improve to get ahead of Russell but he's in P18 and out...Stroll doesn't improve so that's him out. Not the first and not the last today. As of the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 101 drivers have been on pole position in the 1,035 Grands Prix since the … And, naturally, there was a car in the barriers ahead of him. Disappointing end to qualifying. 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. He came to a pretty quick stop. Thankfully for them there wasn't too much meaningful running due to the damp track but Renault are not in a great place this weekend. Verstappen has won here the past two years but can Albon challenge him? But Vettel isn’t ready to claim another pole position just yet. But that's only if Sainz doesn't improve. Haas have also, historically, been awful in Mexico. Bottas was evidently shaken but otherwise unharmed. That's still quite close, though. It's just whether it's enough for a penalty of any kind... VERSTAPPEN: "To come out on top is incredible! McLaren teammates Carlos Sainz Jr. and rookie Lando Norris are set to share the fourth row after qualifying in seventh and eighth place, respectively, and Scuderia Toro Rosso teammates Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly are set to share the fifth row after qualifying in ninth and 10th, respectively. And what style to do it at the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP as 2019 … Lap time deleted and a penalty normal procedure. The Formula E newbie will start the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Pole. 26 Oct 2019 Max Verstappen takes second career pole position in Mexico. Not sure he'll stay there. S.VETTEL Ferrari 1'15''170. Sunday's race live on 5 Live and the BBC Sport website at 19:10 GMT. Those softs have been chewed up pretty quickly here. Leclerc is set to start alongside Verstappen on the front row in second place, marking his sixth consecutive front row start. 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. 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? Looked marginal but fine to me. Great news! Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico. What's his S1 time like? These laps are going to tell us the square root of nothing. We know what we are doing, otherwise we wouldn’t be driving an F1 car.”. Russell being in a car this poor in 2020 will not be great. But is this worthy of some kind of penalty? Hamilton beats Vettel, as Bottas narrowly keeps title race alive . “It’s important that the FIA are really strict about the double yellow flags,” he said. What chance of him making it out? 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. 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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. I wonder. Red Bull's Max Verstappen claims his second career pole position at the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Well, ahead of Bottas but nearly six tenths down on Verstappen. “He didn’t even need to go flat-out, he had already got pole. He has led 138 of the 142 laps at the track over the last two years after starting in second place in both years. GREEN LIGHT! That is a mighty lap from Verstappen. 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 … Albon beats them all with a 1.16.175. 27.0. 11th with a free tyre choice (or starting on the mediums) means it's a risk worth taking. Read more from Oliver Brown, earlier in the week, here. 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. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took four consecutive pole positions after that race, and teammate Sebastian Vettel took the next one. 25 - 27 Oct Schedule; News; Circuit; RACE REVIEW. Max Verstappen secured pole position for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix by going fastest in qualifying at Mexico City. 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. So getting into Q3 more important. End of season F1 driver rankings: Who were the star performers of 2020? Bottas was rushed to the medical centre here at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Saturday night after a final-corner crash reduced the front end of his Mercedes to a mass of tangled debris. Then in final practice neither of their cars ran, with the team explaining more below. Raikkonen then Sainz and then Norris. But Wolff appeared to scotch the Ferrari links altogether. 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Posted on . Post published: September 11, 2019; Buy Single Edition. #F1Mexico. LECLERC: "Red Bull was very quick. “I think that this Ferrari thing has maybe been blown out of proportion,” he said. 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. The 2019 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2019) was a Formula One motor race held on 27 October 2019 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.The race was the 18th round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the 21st running of the Mexican Grand Prix, and the 20th time that the race had been run as a World … 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. Matt Crafton becomes first back-to-back champion in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History November 15, 2014 Nationwide | … Romain Grosjean is Turn 1's latest victim!He is already back on track - but this is something to keep an eye on as the weekend progresses...#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/gM19iA5zsO. Both Toro Rosso cars out there on the medium compounds. Leclerc locks up in the final sector and cannot beat the Red Bull's time. I think three or four tenths off pole. Verstappen in the PC, asked by @EdmondsonESPNF1 if he saw VB had crashed:"I was aware Valtteri crashed"Q: Did you back off? Leclerc in pole position dopo la penalità a Verstappen. 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. Press alt + / to open this menu 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...). Those remarks brought a summons to the stewards, who resolved to demote him three places. 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. Q1 is under way with @GeorgeRussell63...Follow all of the drama from qualifying with live commentary, timings and more >> https://t.co/MddmLh2Nm7#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/wzKab54Xiz, Qualifying ➡️ 10 minutes#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/Eg90SWVwRm. Our guys are working hard to fix it but we’re unlikely to go out in this session.#RSspirit #MexicoGP #FP3. 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. We are about to find out the ultimate pace of the top three teams, though. He clipped the wall on the outside of the final turn, lost his front wing and then ended up sliding along the barrier before going in quite heavily. 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. Here we go. They could finish seventh if they have a bad end to the season. But we will see. Mercedes. by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford. Another seemingly scruffy lap from Norris, unless he went out on used tyres. I think Ferrari are holding a fair bit back here, though. Have Red Bull been hiding their hand? Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020: What time does the race start today, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds? Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico. It's still quite slippery out there. — AFP pic. I'll be here for the next few hours to take you through it all. Not likely to be any damage there, other than to his ego. Hamilton, for one, had little sympathy, suggesting that Verstappen had driven unsafely. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) 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. Double yellow and purple last sector for Max is a bad combination. 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. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Both Toro Rossos and both McLarens make it through into Q3, McLaren showing decent pace in the end. Ferrari back off and will then not be starting the race on the softs. 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. It'd be a bit of a shame if it was but clearly Verstappen should have slowed down and he didn't. It's close from 10th down to P15 at the moment, just a couple of tenths, so plenty of movement possible here. Use code NPP5OFF to get $5 off a subscription to NASCAR Pole Position. He beat pole favourites Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel while Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas crashed out in the closing seconds of the session. He goes P4 with those softs, ahead of both Mercedes. Just waiting for the drivers to get going on their second runs. The prospects for Hamilton are enhanced by the fact that Bottas is struggling to avoid a penalty of his own. Accessibility Help. Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico UK & international sports Published: Oct 26, 2019 Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019 Verstappen was dealt a … Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico UK & international sports Published: Oct 26, 2019 Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019 Verstappen was dealt a … For Verstappen, however, the damage was done, after he neglected to slow sufficiently under the yellow flags waved immediately after Bottas’ crash. Valtteri Bottas got a bit sideways going into the pit lane in final practice, staying true to his Finnish roots. Vettel half a second quicker in S1 alone! 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. Can he stay there? Max Verstappen takes second career pole position in Mexico Red Bull's Max Verstappen claims his second career pole position at the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix … Breaking News. Albon nowhere in the end. They had a lot of time in their pocket but I suppose it's better to be safe than sorry. It was, I believe, a single yellow flag rather than a double one. Well, three question marks and an exclamation mark for them in my notebook in this session. 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? "#AMuS #F1 #MexicoGP. The two Mercedes out together again. 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. 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. Who’s the top tip for pole? And below is the points scored from rounds 1-6 and then from rounds 7-17. You can't have drivers not lifting for crashes. Even with Bottas’ travails, the odds remain stacked against Hamilton.