Max Verstappen Puts Title In Sight After Cruising To Mexican F1 GP Triumph

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Max Verstappen basked in the glory of his victory at the Mexican Grand Prix. He was well aware of the accomplishment’s significance. He beat Lewis Hamilton into second place from third on the grid, and the victory reverberated around the championship, his pleasure fueled by the knowledge that he had created a 19-point lead over Hamilton, who now faces a tremendous obstacle to overcome in the title battle with only four races remaining.

Verstappen made it clear in front of a capacity audience of 140,000 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodrguez that he will not buckle under pressure in what is the tightest inter-team championship since the turbo-hybrid era began in 2014.

After taking the lead at the first corner, the 24-year-old delivered with the calm assurance of a veteran, rather than a young man fighting for the first time in a championship fight. Sergio Pérez, a Red Bull teammate, finished third, becoming the first Mexican to finish on the podium in his home race.

source : Guardian sport

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