Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen and German teammate Sebastian Vettel took third and fourth place at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix, the 18th round of the Formula One World Championship, which was held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. Following a coming together between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton shortly after the start of the race, Seb had to pit for a new front wing, as well as changing tyres. From then it was a case of playing catch up. The German driver ran the Soft and Ultrasoft tyres, as did Kimi Raikkonen, although the Finn made one less pit stop than his team-mate, given the fact that Seb was forced to make the early pit stop.
Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene comments on the outcome of the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix: “Once again this weekend, the result of the race does not reflect the true potential of our SF70H car. We saw that potential Saturday with pole position and again during the race on Sunday, with several overtaking moves and the race fastest lap. Unfortunately, the collision at the first corner compromised the entire race. Right to the very end, the team fought for the chance of winning this world championship. We will now continue to do our very best in the two remaining Grands Prix, tackling them with the same level of concentration and determination. Congratulations to Lewis on his world championship title.” – Maurizio Arrivabene said, as reported by Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome Corriere dello Sport, at the end of the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.
Just two more rounds to go from the current Formula One season, starting with the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix, which will be held on 12 November 2017 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in the Interlagos neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil. The event will be the penultimate round of the 2017 Formula One championship and marks the forty-sixth running of the Brazilian Grand Prix, the forty-fifth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the thirty-fourth World Championship event to be held at Interlagos.