Verstappen fastest in final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Mexico, Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguezmx

Max Verstappen was the fastest man in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton was less than a tenth slower than the Red Bull driver, while Daniel Ricciardo followed up with the third best time.

Following an anonymous Friday, Nico Rosberg returned to the front with the 4th best time.

Next up was Valtteri Bottas, followed by the two Ferrari drivers who appeared to have lost some ground after being fastest on Friday.

The eventual timing sheet may however have little significance, given that many drivers struggled to find a lap out of traffic. Red Bull seemed to have got things right, while Hamilton was rather vocal of his opinion on Mercedes putting him out on track in heavy traffic.

Earlier on, it was Hamilton who had the edge on the soft Pirelli tyres, topping Ricciardo, Verstappen and Vettel.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
133Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:19.137-16
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:19.231+0.094s23
33Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:19.370+0.233s17
46Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:19.618+0.481s27
577Valtteri BottasWilliams Mercedes1:19.811+0.674s19
65Sebastian VettelFerrari1:19.937+0.800s16
77Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:19.994+0.857s16
819Felipe MassaWilliams Mercedes1:19.997+0.860s22
927Nico HulkenbergForce India Mercedes1:20.255+1.118s21
1055Carlos SainzToro Rosso Ferrari1:20.325+1.188s22
1111Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:20.472+1.335s20
1226Daniil KvyatToro Rosso Ferrari1:20.586+1.449s20
1314Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:20.600+1.463s18
1430Jolyon PalmerRenault1:20.959+1.822s18
1522Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:21.152+2.015s19
169Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:21.245+2.108s21
1721Esteban GutierrezHaas Ferrari1:21.338+2.201s16
1820Kevin MagnussenRenault1:21.345+2.208s17
198Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:21.601+2.464s15
2094Pascal WehrleinMRT Mercedes1:21.758+2.621s23
2131Esteban OconMRT Mercedes1:21.921+2.784s22
2212Felipe NasrSauber Ferrari1:22.354+3.217s18