2019 Mexican Grand Prix
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 eighteenth round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the twenty-first running of the Mexican Grand Prix, and the twentieth time that the race will been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950. Lewis Hamilton would go on to win the Mexican Grand Prix, his 10th victory of the season.
Ahead of the race it was announced that a third DRS zone would be added between turns 11 and 12, to aid overtaking. The detection point is established after turn 9.
Championship standings before the race.
Lewis Hamilton has a chance to win the World Drivers’ Championship at this Grand Prix for the third straight year if he outscores his only remaining title contender, Valtteri Bottas, by fourteen points or more.
The drivers and teams were the same as the season entry list with no additional stand-in drivers for the race. However, Nicholas Latifi drove in the first practice session for Williams, replacing Robert Kubica.
Max Verstappen provisionally won pole position, but then he was demoted to 4th after failing to slow down for a yellow flag when Valtteri Bottas crashed at the end of the session. As a result, the pole position was inherited by Charles Leclerc with his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, joining him on the front row.
- ^1 – Max Verstappen qualified on pole position, but received a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow for a yellow flag.
- ^1 – Includes one point for fastest lap.
- ^2 – Daniil Kvyat originally finished 9th, but received a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision with Nico Hülkenberg.
Championship standings after the race.
Drivers’ Championship standings.
Bold text indicates drivers who still had a mathematical chance of being World Champion.
- Only the top five positions for each set of standings are shown
Constructors’ Championship standings.
Bold text indicates the World Constructors Champion.
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