In The Driver's Seat

Hamilton nearly home after masterful Mexican drive

Red Bull and Ferrari dominated not only qualifying in Mexico, as expected, but also had better race pace in practice than Mercedes, who have traditionally struggled on this tyre-sensitive circuit in the past four years.

So how did Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes end up dominating the race to score his 83rd victory and 10th of the season, their 100th podium together, and Mercedes' 100th win and 5,000th constructors' points?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline 'Hamilton nearly home after masterful Mexican drive'. Print Edition | Subscribe