Motor racing: Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix, but waits for sixth title

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during the Formula One F1 race at the Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City on Oct 27, 2019.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during the Formula One F1 race at the Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City on Oct 27, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday (Oct 27), but will have to wait for his sixth world title after Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas came home in third.

It was an 83rd race win for the Briton while Ferrari's four-time champion Sebastian Vettel took second place.

Hamilton could wrap up his sixth world title in Texas next weekend.

"Today is an incredible result," said the 34-year-old Hamilton.

"We came here thinking we were on the back foot and it was a difficult race for us, but we pulled through."

Vettel added: "It was a very intense race. I had Valtteri behind me putting a lot pressure on, so I couldn't think too much about Lewis."

Pole-sitter Charles Leclerc in the other Ferrari came home in fourth spot.