Then in final practice neither of their cars ran, with the team explaining more below. 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 … Video RACE HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix. Can anyone dislodge Verstappen here? 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. Nice work. Hamilton beats Vettel, as Bottas narrowly keeps title race alive . 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 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Posted on . End of season F1 driver rankings: Who were the star performers of 2020? Thanks for joining me, I'll be back about 6pm tomorrow for the race. 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. That is a mighty lap from Verstappen. Drivers are under an obligation to back off in such conditions, but Verstappen improved his time in the wake of Bottas hitting the wall. He goes P4 with those softs, ahead of both Mercedes. But that's only if Sainz doesn't improve. 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. Bottas was evidently shaken but otherwise unharmed. 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 … Bottas had a bit of a moment in the stadium section, locking up and ruining his lap. The most interesting battle in there? Even with Bottas’ travails, the odds remain stacked against Hamilton. But he's also within a tenth of Grosjean ahead of him. Verstappen goes quickest! Breaking News. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020: What time does the race start today, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds? Leclerc runs wide and that'll be the end of his lap! Following the German GP where he secured pole position, Hamilton had to wait for ten GP weekends before securing another. 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. In 2021, everything is different, but ultimately the cars’ performance is what counts most for the top guys. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free. Bottas in front. UK Sport Published : Oct 26, 2019. Both Williams cars out, nobody else. /VCG Photo Albon nowhere in the end. 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. He has led 138 of the 142 laps at the track over the last two years after starting in second place in both years. But there appears to have been a yellow flag waved at the final corner. 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, I believe, a single yellow flag rather than a double one. Tomorrow, the start will be very important. Can they get back into it? In the final 20 minutes it cleared up enough for soft running and Ferrari were again quickest, this time with Charles Leclerc leading Vettel. It's been difficult to get a true read of his season this year but I think he's been quietly impressive. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. 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. Vettel was very quick in the first sector at least but has dropped behind in sector two. Racing Point’s Lance Stroll, Haas teammates Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean and ROKiT Williams teammates George Russell, a rookie, and Robert Kubica were eliminated following the first round of qualifying for the race after qualifying in 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively. 26th October 2019, 23:26 27th October 2019, 12:21 | Written by Keith Collantine. In some ways it's not surprising. Although there hasn't been much, if any, actual rain during running. 26th October 2019, 23:26 27th October 2019, 12:21 | Written by Keith Collantine. The gap to P12 is over four tenths of a second so I reckon they will try it again. Who’s the top tip for pole? Rookie driver Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing) posted another solid performance in Mexico City after Qualifying in Second in Santiago. He beat pole favourites Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel while Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas crashed out in the closing seconds of the session. I think three or four tenths off pole. Mexico 2019 >> Race entrants • Qualifications • Starting grid • Result • Laps led • Best laps • Lap by lap • Championship. Verstappen in the PC, asked by @EdmondsonESPNF1 if he saw VB had crashed:"I was aware Valtteri crashed"Q: Did you back off? — AFP pic. He has a rear lock up and spins onto the grass at turn one. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. 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. That's still quite close, though. 26 Oct 2019 Max Verstappen takes second career pole position in Mexico. We all know what the yellow flag means. Published: 27 Ottobre 2019 06:43. There is time to find for Ferrari here... Max Verstappen moves into provisional pole with a 1:14.910!Your move, the chasing pack...#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/giK3ngn9dj. The Mexican Grand Prix, the 18th of 21 races on the 2019 Formula 1 schedule, is set to be broadcast live on ABC from Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez beginning at 3:05 p.m. 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. Here are a few more images of the shunt. But Vettel isn’t ready to claim another pole position just yet. 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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. Still not completely sure how close it is but I would not rule Mercedes out here judging by what we've seen so far in qualifying. So, the most predictable five drivers eliminated in Q1. Published on Oct 26, 2019 Max Verstappen vai largar na pole position no GP MÉXICO e Will Bueno faz a análise do treino classificatório Seja um apoiador do Botequim GP. Vettel was the quickest of the two last time out but Leclerc took four pole positions in a row before. 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 … We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. S.VETTEL Ferrari 1'15''170. And, naturally, there was a car in the barriers ahead of him. 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. And then that obviously affected everyone behind him. 2019-10-26T19:54:36.999Z. 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 … Great news! Not sure he'll stay there. Is it worth him trying to do the same on the mediums? 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. It's close from 10th down to P15 at the moment, just a couple of tenths, so plenty of movement possible here. So that'll be interesting. Leclerc in pole position dopo la penalità a Verstappen. Hamilton a tenth up. Sunday's race live on 5 Live and the BBC Sport website at 19:10 GMT. UK Sport Published : Oct 26, 2019. Have Red Bull been hiding their hand? 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. Here we go. 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. 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. “He didn’t even need to go flat-out, he had already got pole. Vettel half a second quicker in S1 alone! The Mercedes in formation, led by Bottas. Max Verstappen stripped of pole position in Mexico UK & international sports Published: Oct 26, 2019 Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019 Verstappen was dealt a … The soft tyres have been pretty dodgy here all weekend. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free. "#AMuS #F1 #MexicoGP. GP F1 of Mexico: Max Verstappen (Red Bull) in pole position . Mexico 2019. Verstappen has won here the past two years but can Albon challenge him? 3. Well, well, well...Sebastian Vettel's pace in the first sector is enough to see him in P1 - for now...#MexicoGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/IsDmNBAhmk. They had a lot of time in their pocket but I suppose it's better to be safe than sorry. Just to clear it up, Verstappen didn't only improve the final sector but his entire lap there. The ultimate gift for racing fans! 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. 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. Will he stay there? Hamilton may have led the way in FP1 but Ferrari gave an indication of their true pace, topping second practice 1-2, with the lead Mercedes of Bottas some six-tenths of a second behind Sebastian Vettel. These laps are going to tell us the square root of nothing. It's just whether it's enough for a penalty of any kind... VERSTAPPEN: "To come out on top is incredible! He says he is but you can hear he's breathing very heavily. Vettel is set to start in third alongside Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton in fourth on the second row. Albon 0.426s behind and in fifth but ahead of Bottas. 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.