After a thrilling United States Grand Prix in Austin that saw Kimi Raikkonen take his first win since Australia 2013 in a Lotus, the Championship race between Sebastian Vettel & Lewis Hamilton will extend until at least Mexico. With 3 races to go, Sebastian has a 70 point deficit, meaning he needs to close the gap by at least 20 points to keep the title race alive going into Brazil.
As that happens up front, Kimi Raikkonen has jumped 4 points ahead of fellow Finn, Valtteri Bottas to take third in the drivers’ standings, and Max Verstappen has solidified his place in 5th as a string of unlucky finishes plague Daniel Ricciardo. This time around in Mexico, the onus is on Sebastian Vettel to make up places on Hamilton, and Scuderia Ferrari will need a miraculous failure from Mercedes if they want to extend the title race even further.
Join us later in the evening for the latest updates and results from the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, as the qualifying session for the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix is about to start, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to challenge Mercedes for pole position.