Mexican Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg Wins Formula 1 Race at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez:
Nico Rosberg set his Texas blues on Sunday behind him to win the primary Mexican Grand Prix and reveal Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton how it feels to complete second to triple world champion.
12th of the German’s career, and his fourth success of the entire year, stopped Hamilton’s three-race winning streak weekly following the Briton procured his third title.
With the 135,000-strong bunch creating a party setting, on a bright day, the Briton was left feeling angry after Rosberg had done so, after challenging a team teaching to pit for new tyres.
It had been Mercedes’ 10th one-two in 17 races.
“Amazing day, amazing race,” added the German.
With both titles already determined, Mercedes having kept their constructors’ crown in Russia the race triumph was all that mattered for the dominant pair.
The Valtteri Bottas in Finland ended third.
The final victor in Mexico was Britain’s Nigel Mansell, in 1992.
Mansell, who has the last corner ran the podium interviews.
Hamilton had expected to follow on from his fellow-Englishman but had to grant that his team mate had won in a race with not one of the very first corner wheel-battering that triggered a controversy.
“Nico drove a superb race. No errors, no gust of wind,” Hamilton explained, a dig at Rosberg’s U.S. mistake that the German attributed on blustery states.
Hamilton minded when it had been made clear that it was in the very first stint revealed excessive wear due after a review of the tyres used for security reasons.
The high-elevation Mexico straight is among most rapid and the longest around the calendar with cars reaching speeds in excess.
Neither Ferrari completed the race, stopping run in the points Kimi Raikkonen after colliding for the 2nd time, breaking his suspensor.
Bottas, who was attempting to pass on the interior when they tangled wheels, raced on to have a reprisal podium.
In Russia Raikkonen busted up Bottas’s hopes when he sent his compatriot to the obstacles and tried to pass to the final lap.
The stewards made a decision to take no additional action and inquired.
Vettel had a nightmare day, picking up a puncture on the initial lap after slamming wheels with the Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull and whirling.
Russian Daniil Kvyat was fourth ahead of Australian Ricciardo, for Red Bull with Brazilian Felipe Massa sixth.
The Force India pair of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg, crowd favourite and the neighborhood hero, finished eighth and seventh.
Perez, whose every appearance had the bunch leaping in delight, became the very first Mexican to score a point in a house race and just the second since Pedro Rodriguez ever
“I am going to recall this weekend eternally,” said the 25-year old. “Perez believe everybody has enjoyed the energy of the bunch, which must certainly be among the hottest races on the schedule now.”
The Dutch adolescent of Toro Rosso Max Verstappen was Romain Grosjean 10th and ninth.
McLaren’s Fernando Alonso survived only one lap before being forced to retire using a loss in power.