Nico Rosberg has made good the pole position achieved on Saturday at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez that took victory in the GP of Mexico. The German and ending the winning streak of Lewis Hamilton was second although this and cares little less after certifying the title in Austin.
The Mercedes have had no problems to make another double but the fight for the podium has had more alternatives. Finally Valtteri Bottas was the one who took the third position, leaving behind the Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo. Carlos Sainz could not reach the points and was 13th while Fernando Alonso left without even completing the first return.
Mexico’s race was held on a dry track despite some forecasts announced rain. The output was a key moment because Rosberg had several careers unable to hold off Hamilton when the lights went out but this time the German went well and was able to maintain the first position. Behind Kvyat up to third position while Vettel Ricciardo and touched in an incident that detracted from Ferrari race because he prodded, had to enter the box and from there everything went against the grain.
The bad news for Fernando Alonso arrived early because the Spanish had to retire due to loss of power in his McLaren-Honda after a spin. Ferrari also had its day because Raikkonen had to leave after a touch with Bottas and Vettel, in his attempt to comeback, several errors chained like a top and a crash against the wall that forced him to leave the race also causing the output of the safety car.
Until that race safety car had no emotion in the fight for first place because Nico Rosberg had taken a few seconds ahead of Hamilton who seemed sufficient for victory. In addition, Mercedes will protected a little from Hamilton who did not let go longer on track before his second stop even though I had options to overtake his teammate. When the retired safety Nico Rosberg also managed to escape and win to get closer to second place after the abandonment of Vettel after a driving error free.
The fight for the podium staged Williams and Red Bull those who lacked some pace to slow down Bottas after removal of safety. The Finn did not have it easy because he was involved in a touch with Raikkonen but reached much of his stops and did the second until he reached the safety so she had a little fortune.
At Toro Rosso did not do well the race because both Carlos Sainz Max Verstappen as denoted lack of pace and top speed. The Dutch came third after shooting lengthen your first stop but finished 9th behind the Force India while Sainz had no chance of reaching the points and finished 13th.