Lewis Hamilton won the title in Mexico by taking a pole for the Brazilian Grand Prix with a unique tour in Interlagos. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was in second place and was on duty after a two-hour delay. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third.
Hamilton took two brilliant rounds in the last session, both of which didn't match and got a direct record with a new track record of 1min 7.281 sec. He was a tenth part of Vettel, and he was proud of a high season performance.
. He was very close, and we needed 100% today, not 99, “he said. . I'm really happy with my lap and I think we're doing a good job together as a team with our blessing today. We had to do a lot of work during the night and the team was flawless with their efforts. "
Vettel questioned his temperament after the challenge of the championship, a series of errors stemmed from and almost hesitated during the session. German, Q2 during the ride to the scales, after damaging the machine after damage to the engine was referred to officials.
Vettel was eager to finish the process as quickly as possible so that the rain could take a tour before it became heavier and disqualified. ”When conditions change, they shouldn't call us, it's unfair to call us,“ he said.
The Ferarri driver endured a tense wait for the official to pay a fine of 25,000 euros (21,843 euros) before receiving a reprimand, for failing to meet the official's instructions. The drivers were long gone, but when they were under pressure, they were always wrong when there was something that they had to fight for the next season.
There was better news in McLaren. The team, which had a bad season, at least gave Fernando Alonso a statement on Saturday, gave him a reason to feel optimistic when he believes them will go on next year's Indy 500. Alonso finished in 18th place and eventually abandoned F1. This year, he competed in Indy in 2017. Together with the victories in Monaco and Le Mans, he gets a victory in the Brickyard, trying to add the final part of the three-way crown of the motor race.
Hamilton, his fifth championship in Mexico, Mercedes, in the race, in a race out of season, the season's 10th pole turned into a strong turn.
Mercedes provided a crate for the 100th and British driver and stayed in an unfinished business for his team in Brazil.
Mercedes has not yet supported the producers' championship, and Hamilton is convinced that he wants to do so. Ferrari, now 55 points ahead of the last two races, 86 & # 39; ve Ferrari Ferrari, Abu Dhabi to fight in the final round with Mercedes to exceed 13 points.
When Mercedes secures the title, Ferrari will have five consecutive drivers and founding championships with Michael Schumacher between 2000 and 2004.
However, it may not be open. Vettel and his fourth team-mate, Kimi Räikkönen, set the time for the soft tire in Q2, offering more strategic options to rivals, starting with supersoft rubber. It was a perfectly timed, brave and tactical decision that could be inspired by Ferrari.