Hamilton takes fifth F1 title as Verstappen wins in Mexico

2:19                                            Red Bull's Max Verstappen suffered a complete power shut-down in Practice Two for the Mexican GP after setting the

2:19 Red Bull's Max Verstappen suffered a complete power shut-down in Practice Two for the Mexican GP after setting the

Hamilton ultimately won the title at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix having finished finished third in Texas. I did pay attention in maths so I knew the numbers! "We've quarantined it all and will get it all back to the United Kingdom to understand it, but that is what is looking like the culprit".

"I hope there's going to be a lot more [like this] next year", he stated.

They also line up with the number of times Lewis Hamilton has retired at Mercedes-AMG since replacing Michael Schumacher in 2013.

He needs only to finish seventh to win a title that would match him with the late Juan Manuel Fangio for second-most in F1 history.

"It wasn't won here, just throughout the season and a lot of hard work", said Hamilton after doing smoking "donuts" at the finish of an unusual race without a Mercedes driver on the podium.

"It's something I dreamed of, but I never in a million years thought I'd be stood here as a five-time champion", said the 33-year-old.

Even after a Red Bull front-row lockout, team principal Christian Horner appeared to be aware of the risk of allowing Verstappen and Ricciardo to attack one another on Sunday.

Verstappen was leading the entire weekend before Ricciardo's spectacular blindside and was was inches from becoming the youngest ever driver to sit atop a Formula 1 grid. He lost it by 0.026 seconds. "The auto. I'll let Gasly drive it, I'm done with it". "It was pretty good for me".

For Fernando Alonso his final flying lap was particularly important - the Spaniard had had his first time deleted by the stewards for exceeding track limits, which he blamed on his McLaren team for sending him out too close behind teammate Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Ricciardo's effort set up what could be the Australian's last best chance to win for Red Bull.

"Tonight, I will leave this handsome country, and I am looking forward to seeing my dogs, Roscoe and Coco, who live in LA".

His exit from the race marked the Aussie's sixth retirement in the past 11 grands prix. Both drivers were reprimanded for risky racing moves and team tensions were high. He said he was in such shock he couldn't believe it, and produced an epic one liner in his post race interview.

"Hopefully we're in a quicker vehicle all day".

"He's had an immensely frustrating afternoon", said Horner.

"Our apologies go to Daniel today, we will continue to fight as a Team for both drivers to score as many points as possible in the remaining races".

Verstappen fumed as Ricciardo celebrated, but Hamilton - in third - was considerably happier as he qualified ahead of title rival Vettel to edge towards the drivers' championship.

"There were several different problems on the whole vehicle".

Vettel, running longer, stayed out, and it was not long before Kimi Raikkonen, in the sister Ferrari and out of sync with those around him, was holding up Hamilton. There are still two races left in the season.

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