Max Verstappen extends title lead over Lewis Hamilton with Mexico City win

Max Verstappen extends title lead over Lewis Hamilton with Mexico City win

Mexico City GP

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took a dominant victory in the Mexico City Grand Prix to strengthen his chances of a first world championship.

Verstappen’s title rival Lewis Hamilton was second, the Mercedes driver holding off a charge from Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez in the closing laps.

Perez was on Hamilton’s tail on the last lap but was not able to pass.

Verstappen’s ninth win in 2021 gives him a 19-point lead with four races and a total of 107 points remaining.

Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas deprived the Dutchman of the point for fastest lap on the final tour.

One of the most imposing victories of the year therefore puts Verstappen in a commanding position in the championship.

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