After an intriguing strategic struggle at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Max Verstappen won the Mexico City Grand Prix for the 14th time in 2022, beating off Mercedes opponent Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez.
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The Dutchman currently holds the record for the most victories in a single Formula One season, breaking Michael Schumacher’s (2004) and Sebastian Vettel’s (2015) previous mark of 13. (2013).
Verstappen, whose Red Bull team chose a soft-medium tyre strategy, won the race by about 15 seconds over Hamilton, leaving the latter to wonder why Mercedes switched from their starting pair of mediums to hards.
Russell was also dissatisfied with his strategy and kept requesting that Mercedes pit once more and change to soft tyres.
Although this failed to give the Silver Arrows a chance to win the race in the closing laps, the stop for soft tyres with two laps remaining did result in the fastest lap.
- Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
- Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
- George Russell, Mercedes
- Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari
- Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
- Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
- Esteban Ocon, Alpine
- Lando Norris, McLaren
- Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
- Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
- Alexander Albon, Williams
- Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
- Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
- Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
- Mick Schumacher, Haas
- Kevin Magnussen, Haas
- Nicholas Latifi, Williams
- Fernando Alonso, Alpine
- Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo of McLaren.
The McLaren driver surged to seventh place with soft tyres late in the race and maintained that position despite receiving a 10-second time penalty for a collision with Yuki Tsunoda.
After Fernando Alonso’s agonising late retirement, Esteban Ocon finished eighth. Valtteri Bottas of the Alfa Romeo team and Lando Norris of the McLaren were the only other competitors.