2016 Mexican Grand Prix – Good, Bad and Ugly

The 2016 Mexican Grand Prix is over and we have a few thoughts on the race from this morning. Presented is our Review in point form.

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2016 Mexican Grand Prix played out early this morning Australian time, and it really did save it’s best for last.

Mercedes won again, and the race was reasonably dull on the whole, but can alive in the last few laps. Completely punishing those who switched off with 10 laps to go.

For those caught out like us and had to wait to watch the recorded version after work, here’s our 2016 Mexican Grand Prix review, and unlike Luca Badoer’s F1 career, it is in point form.

GOOD

LEWIS HAMILTON

Another weekend of dominance, and kudos for him keeping the Championship alive.

THE LAST FEW LAPS

WOW. Didn’t the race finally come alive. The battle between Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel, and the Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo proves you should never tune out of a race. Equally good was the drama of Max getting the arse from the podium room, and Vettel running to the podim to replace him.

NICO ROSBERG

Some liken Rosberg to Prost as Hamilton is compared to Senna. Nico is certainly going the Prost way about the title. Like Prost will be completely underrated even if he wins the Championship.

BASEBALL STADIUM CORNERS

Despite being a terribly Mickey Mouse set of corners, you can’t deny the atmosphere it provides. The fans get a great view for a change. Almost makes up for the fact that the super fast Peralta was cut in half.

BIG LONG START/FINISH STRAIGHT

Love the cars doing over 360km/h at the end of the straight. Hopefully by next year with the car improvements they can break 400.

BAD

NOTHING REALLY

The race was a bit dull overall, but the last few laps made up for it.

 

UGLY

SEBASTIAN VETTEL ON HIS RADIO

Tell Charlie to F*** Off is radio gold, but he is really starting to lose his cool, but it is great viewing. His demotion from third wouldn’t have helped his mood after the race. The tantrums are getting bigger and better. Ugly but gold.

SAUBER

Starting to get tight for Sauber. Just two races left to score a point, or enough to overtake Manor for 10th. Hard to think they were the works BMW team at one stage.

 

RACE RESULTS

1 Hamilton Mercedes Winner
2 Rosberg Mercedes +0:08.354
3 Ricciardo Red Bull +0:20.858
4 Verstappen Red Bull +0:21.323
5 Vettel Ferrari +0:27.313
6 Raikkonen Ferrari +0:49.376
7 Hulkenberg Force India +0:58.891
8 Bottas Williams +1:05.612
9 Massa Williams +1:16.206
10 Perez Force India +1:16.798
11 Ericsson Sauber Lapped
12 Button McLaren Lapped
13 Alonso McLaren Lapped
14 Palmer Renault Lapped
15 Nasr Sauber Lapped
16 Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso Lapped
17 Magnussen Renault Lapped
18 Kvyat Toro Rosso Lapped
19 Gutierrez Haas F1 Lapped
20 Grosjean Haas F1 Lapped
21 Ocon Manor Lapped
R Wehrlein Manor Crashed (0)

 

STANDINGS

1
Rosberg Mercedes 349
2 Hamilton Mercedes 330
3 Ricciardo Red Bull 242
4 Vettel Ferrari 187
5 Raikkonen Ferrari 178
6 Verstappen Red Bull 177
7 Perez Force India 85
8 Bottas Williams 85
9 Hulkenberg Force India 60
10 Alonso McLaren 52
11 Massa Williams 51
12 Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso 38
13 Grosjean Haas F1 29
14 Kvyat Toro Rosso 25
15 Button McLaren 21
16 Magnussen Renault 7
17 Palmer Renault 1
18 Wehrlein Manor 1
19 Vandoorne McLaren 1
20 Gutierrez Haas F1 0
21 Ericsson Sauber 0
22 Nasr Sauber 0
23 Haryanto Manor 0
24 Ocon Manor 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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