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30 Oct 22:56 Thanks for following our coverage of the Mexico GP. 
30 Oct 22:55 Hamilton's 51st race victory means the championship is still open. 
30 Oct 22:51 Race result!1 Hamilton 2 Rosberg 3 Vettel
30 Oct 22:49 Vettel will join the Mercedes drivers on the podium 
30 Oct 22:48 Breaking! Verstappen handed 5 second penalty and demoted to 5th
30 Oct 22:48 Hamilton wins and cuts down the points difference to 19 in the drivers' championship
30 Oct 22:44 Amongst all that, Hamilton wins the Mexico GP!
30 Oct 22:43 Verstappen reckons he didn't gain an advantage when he left the track, the stewards will decide. 
30 Oct 22:43 Well, they did make contact but thankfully they didn't spin, Verstappen is still P3
30 Oct 22:42 Two laps remaining and Vettel and Ricciardo almost touch
30 Oct 22:41 And the Vettel 'swearing' show begins!
30 Oct 22:40 Raikkonen finds his way past Hulkenberg, putting the German in a spin.
30 Oct 22:40 Three laps remaining and Ves will have to let Vettle past
30 Oct 22:39 Verstappen goes onto the grass!
30 Oct 22:34 Vettel is eyeing Verstappen, can the German pass the teen?
30 Oct 22:26 59/71: Mercedes still lead with a 1-2
30 Oct 22:19 54/71: Hamilton still leads, followed by team mate Rosberg and then Verstappen in third.
30 Oct 22:19 Ricciardo up to P5, around 20 seconds behind Vettel
30 Oct 22:16 Woah! Verstappen had a massive moment after carrying way too much speed as he attempts to pass Rosberg. Close one!
30 Oct 22:13 Verstappen 0.6secs from Rosberg 
30 Oct 22:11 The gap between Hamilton and Rosberg now at 3.4secs.
30 Oct 22:10 Raikkonen pits
30 Oct 22:07 Hamilton will face some traffic now, eight cars ahead of the leader
30 Oct 22:07 Bottas hit 372.5km/h! That's ridiculous 
30 Oct 22:06 Racing for just over an hour in Mexico City and it's reigning champ Hamilton that leads proceedings
30 Oct 21:58 Ricciardo told over the radio: “It’s clouded over a little bit, the tyres are looking good at the moment."
30 Oct 21:55 Verstappen is six seconds off the lead, the youngster is going for it, thank goodness!
30 Oct 21:52 34/71: Hamilton, Rosberg, Verstappen
30 Oct 21:51 After Vettel's super stint on the softs, he changes to mediums
30 Oct 21:51 Vettel settles in behind Raikkonen
30 Oct 21:50 Hamilton resumes lead
30 Oct 21:49 And he pits.
30 Oct 21:49 When will Vettel pit?
30 Oct 21:44 Vettel has done 29 laps on the soft tyres from the start, pretty incredible from the German. His lap times are solid, 4.9 secs ahead of Hamilton
30 Oct 21:36 Vettel, who hasn't pitted, currently leads the race from Hamilton
30 Oct 21:35 Red Bull instruct Ricciardo to let Verstappen pass and the Dutchman is on his way
30 Oct 21:34 Ros onto mediums, in all that commotion, Raikkonen and Perez pits too
30 Oct 21:33 Rosberg emerges ahead of Ricciardo and Verstappen
30 Oct 21:33 Rosberg in the pits, lightening quick 
30 Oct 21:32 The two Red Bulls are on the back Perez
30 Oct 21:31 Here's the big story...can Ricciardo leap Rosberg when the German pits?
30 Oct 21:28 17/71: Race leader Hamilton pits
30 Oct 21:28 5-second time penalty assessed to SAI for forcing ALO off track.
30 Oct 21:25 Vettel on his radio, complaining about Massa: "He's stupid, he's slowing himself down by fighting so hard."
14:47 What a race! Plenty of incidents! Join us again in two weeks for the Brazilian Grand Prix, cheers!
Lap 71 Rosberg claims P2! And Verstappen P3! Verstappeen though might not keep his P3 after driving on the grass...
Lap 71 Lewis Hamilton is the Mexican Grand Prix Champion!
Lap 71 Final lap! Hamilton is on his way to victory!
Lap 70 Ricciardo and Vettel touch after the Aussie tries to overtake!
Lap 69 Ricciardo now involved in the battle as he catches up to them!
Lap 68 Vettel wants Verstappen to let him through! But the matter will be investigated....
Lap 68 Verstappen replicates Hamilton goes off the grass as he tries to defend against Vettel!
Lap 67 Raikkonen makes his move on Hulkenberg but makes contact! The German spins and loses a few spots.
Lap 66 Ricciardo is told that he will catch Vettel and Verstappen if continues to push.
Lap 65 Alonso now lining up Palmer!
Lap 64 Vettel is putting the pressure on the Verstappen's Red Bull now...
Lap 63 Verstappen warned off Vettel's pace, the youngster is also aware: "I see him coming."
Lap 62 Interestingly, Hamilton has never won the Mexican Grand Prix...
Lap 61 Button finally gets his man as Palmer drops down to P13 with ten laps to go...
Lap 60 The current top ten: 1 Hamilton; 2 Rosberg; 3 Verstappen; 4 Vettel; 5 Ricciardo; 6 Hulkenberg; 7 Raikkonen; 8 Bottas; 9 Massa; 10 Perez.
Lap 59 Ricciardo continues to push right until the end, interesting to see where ends up...
Lap 58 Hamiton gaining distance on Rosberg now...
Lap 57 Raikkonen closing in on Hulkenberg now!
Lap 56 Palmer running 12th place for the moment.
Lap 55 Ricciardo told he is doing a good job on his softs!
Lap 54 Rosberg now 6 seconds behind Hamilton...
Lap 53 Ricciardo passes Hulkenberg for P5.
Lap 52 "Ok regroup Max, nice try," Red Bull comfort Max after his attempted overtake...
Lap 51 Ricciardo goes into the pits and puts on softs!
Lap 50 Verstappen suprises Rosberg with an attack and actually overtakes hims! But he locks up after and Rosberg takes his P2 back. Great racing!
Lap 49 Vettel worried Red Bull are trying to go all the way to the end without anymore stops: "Are you sure they're not trying to go to the end?"
Lap 48 Vettel eating time into Ricciardo now.
Lap 47 Verstappen making moves! He is setting some blitz laps now.
Lap 46 Raikkonen in the pits and puts on mediums!
Lap 45 Hamilton will be expecting blue flags now that he is running into traffic.
Lap 44 Ricciardo told to ease up now....
Lap 43 The top ten all running on mediums.
Lap 42 Hulkenberg running P7 for the time being...
Lap 41 Vettel closing in on Raikkonen and Ricciardo now!
Lap 40 Perez attacks Massa again! But fails again...
Lap 39 Very close race this, no room for errors!
Lap 38 Red Bull also offer advice to Ricciardo: "It has clouded over a little bit, tyres are looking good, but we don't want them to get too cool so we can push."
Lap 37 An on track spat erupts between Nasr and Ericsson, the two drivers are fighting for their careers after all..
Lap 36 "Keep it clean behind Rosberg, Max, you never know what's going to happen," Verstappen is told by the Red Bull garage.
Lap 35 Rosberg now 4 seconds behind Hamilton, who is running comfortably in the lead.
Lap 34 Verstappen closing the gap now to Rosberg!
Lap 34 The German will chasing the two Red Bull's now.
Lap 33 Vettel slots into P6 behind Raikkonen.
Lap 32 Vettel finally pits and goes onto the mediums! Where will he come out?
Lap 32 Vettel told to pit again...let's see if he obeys....
Lap 31 Hamilton seems to be doing some tyre management now...
Lap 30 Vettel rejects the pitstop and continues to drive!
Lap 30 Felipe Nasr also hasn't pitted yet!
Lap 29 Perez still unable to overtake Massa!
Lap 29 Vettel told to pit!
Lap 29 McLaren give the go ahead to Alonso: "Fernando we won't use this engine again, so nothing to save."
Lap 28 Hamilton complains that his tyres don't feel great...
Lap 27 However, Lewis Hamilton is catching up to him, fast.
Lap 26 Vettel continues to run on the softs, what a long stint!
Lap 26 Vettel continues to run on the softs, what a long stint!
Lap 25 Perez overtakes Massa but locks up moments later and slots back into P10.
Lap 24 Vettel still hasn't pitted and is running the softs!
Lap 23 "You have a little more front wing than we planned," Mercedes tells Rosberg.
Lap 22 Ricciardo let's Verstappen through! The youngster is on the fresher tyres so it was presumably team orders...
Lap 22 Rosberg rejoins P3, behind Vettel and Hamilton, who are P2 and P3 respectively.
Lap 21 Rosberg pits and puts on mediums, Red Bull now running four and five respectively! Their strategy is proving fruitful!
Lap 20 Perez told to give everything he's got!
Lap 19 He rejoins P4, Rosberg leads.
Lap 18 The Brit goes onto the mediums...
Lap 18 Hamilton pits!
Lap 17 Raikkonen sitting third now behind the two Mercs! The trio should be pitting soon....
Lap 16 Alonso told push! He replies accordingly:
Lap 15 Sainz recieves five second penalty for driving Alonso off the track earlier in the race.
Lap 15 Hamilton and Rosberg yet to pit...
Lap 15 Massa goes into the pits! Vettel is clear!
Lap 14 "He's stupid, he's slowing himself down by fighting so hard," says Vettel on his battle with the Brazilian.
Lap 13 Vettel struggling to get ahead of Massa on the grid!
Lap 13 Verstappen is in the pits! Very good stop from Red Bull as they put him on mediums.
Lap 12 His last lap was a 1:24.148, compared to Hamilton's 1:23.380.
Lap 12 Ricciardo is actually doing quick laps on the medium compounds!
Lap 11 We should be seeing some pitstops now!
Lap 10 As expected, Perez is being cheered on as he goes around the Mexican circuit.
Lap 9 Raikkonen running P5, while Hulkenberg gains some distance on the Finn.
Lap 8 Vettel attacking Massa now for P6,
Lap 7 Ricciardo eating through the grid already on the mediums, he is up to P14.
Lap 7 Rosberg now running 2 seconds behind the race leader...
Lap 6 Rosberg and Verstappen incident under investigation.
Lap 6 Lewis Hamilton sets fastest lap!
Lap 5 DRS is enabled...
Lap 5 Magnussen and Button engaged in a tight battle! Brilliant racing from duo.
Lap 4 Hulkenberg now running P4 after Ricciardo's stop.
Lap 4 We're racing again! The Brit accelerates away!
Lap 3 Safety car will come in after this lap...
Lap 3 Replays also show that Verstappen and Rosberg made contact wheel to wheel!
Lap 3 Wehrlein's race is over.
Lap 2 Safety car is out as drivers make their stops now! Vettel also reported a puncture.
Lap 1 He retains his lead but drivers are under the safety car after Wehrlein and Ericsson collide! Ricciardo makes his stop already and goes onto the mediums!
Lap 1 Hamilton flies across the grass and misses the corner completely!
START GREEN LIGHT! Hamilton makes his start stick! Rosberg holds P2 after being attacked by Verstappen!
12:59 Right, they're back and lined up on the grid waiting for the green light! Let's do this!
12:58 Formation lap is underway.
12:58 Weather looks good! Let's hope the rain doesn't make an appearence...
12:55 Just five minutes left till we're racing!
12:53 Drivers getting geared up and getting into their cars!
12:50 Mexican Grand Prix national anthem being sung.
12:45 Sainz reckons he should make his spersoft compounds last until lap 10...
12:40 BREAKING: Romain Grosjean will start from the pits after suffering a technicial problem. He will join Jolyon Palmer with a pitlane start.
12:35 "We are having tiny little wobbles on both cars. We just need to push through. We are stretching the limit of the car and the engine and sometimes these things come up," says Wolff.
12:30 Nico Rosberg won last year's race, with Hamilton and Bottas coming second and third respectively.
12:27 Lotus has the most wins for a Constructor, picking up for Grands Prix victories.
12:25 Some trivia: Jim Clark has the most Mexican Grand Prix wins, claiming three victories.
12:20 Top ten on the starting grid and what tyres they will begin on: 1. Hamilton (soft) 2. Rosberg (soft) 3. Verstappen (supersoft) 4. Ricciardo (supersoft) 5. Hulkenberg (supersoft) 6. Raikkonen (soft) 7. Vettel (soft) 8. Bottas (supersoft) 9. Massa (supersoft) 10. Sainz (supersoft)
12:15 According to Pirelli, a two-stop strategy will be the quickest way to get around the track.
12:10 With a 26-point deficit, can Hamilton turn on the burners win the Grand Prix to add more pressure to Rosberg? Or will the German prove his worth and end out the season on top?
12:08 Ferrari changed Raikkonen's engine post qualifying but to a used power unit so no penalty
12:05 Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel qualified P6 and P7 respectively.
12:03 Max Verstappen secured third place on the starting grid, with Daniel Ricciardo P4 and Nico Hulkenberg P5
12:01 Just a recap of what occured during yesterday's qualy session: Lewis Hamilton clinched his first pole position in Mexico while Nico Rosberg found some pace when it mattered to join his championship rival on the front row of the grid.
12:00 Welcome to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the Mexican Grand Prix! Remember, all times are local.
14:04 What a qualy! Join us again tomorrow for the Mexican Grand Prix! Cheers!
14:02 Rosberg pulls one out of the bag and goes second! Brilliant lap!
14:01 Hamilton claims pole! Rosberg desperate to improve on his P4!
14:00 Chequered flag! The grid remains unchanged for the time being! Everyone on their last laps, Ricciardo claims P3, Verstappen P2.
13:58 The rest of the grid follow him for their last runs of the day. Pole position still wide open for the taking.
13:57 Three minutes left and Sainz makes his way back on track!
13:57 Drivers make their way back into the pits now, after setting their fastest times, with hopes of having another crack at it.
13:55 Hamilton sets the fastest lap of the day with a 1:18.704! Verstappen goes second! Ricciardo goes third and Rosberg fourth!
13:53 RIght! Drivers are onto their hot laps now on supersofts.
13:51 Hamilton will be gunning for clean air and a solid lap here as Rosberg hopes to turn around his struggles.
13:50 Green light! And we're off again! Drivers will be pleased there isn't much traffic.
13:48 Who is your tip to grab pole today?
13:45 The shootout for pole will consist of: Verstappen, Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo, Rosberg, Hulkenberg, Raikkonen, Bottas, Massa, Sainz.
13:42 Eliminated: Alonso, Perez, Button, Magnussen, Ericsson, Wehrlein.
13:41 Button sneaks out the drop zone! Massa and Bottas knocks him back in! Alonso also gets knocked down! Perez also moves in the red zone! Hulkenberg saves himself!
13:40 Chequered flag!
13:39 Massa and Bottas still in the drop zone! Rosberg running P5.
13:38 Verstappen still the session leader...
13:37 Vettel might get penalised for blocking Hamilton earlier it seems...
13:37 Williams switching over to the supersofts to try and enter into the top ten!
13:36 Bottas and Massa both lurking outside the top ten in the drop zone.
13:35 Verstappen goes fastest on the supersofts! Ricciardo goes fourth, also on supersofts!
13:34 Vettel goes quicker than Rosberg!
13:33 Raikkonen goes third.
13:33 Rosberg goes second quickest!
13:32 Boom! Hamilton goes top with a lightning lap of 1:19.137
13:31 Wehrlein sets the fastest time on the supersofts! Beating out Ferrari and Mercedes on softs! Interesting!
13:28 Williams, Force India and Ferrari all join them on the softs!
13:26 Q2 is a go! Hamilton and Rosberg go on softs!
13:22 Q2 will be underway shortly.
13:20 Eliminated in Q1: Gutierrez, Kvyat, Nasr, Ocon, Grosjean, Palmer.
13:20 Wehrlein saves himself!
13:19 Chequered flag is out!
13:18 Gutierrez spins out! Both Haas cars are out!
13:18 Nasr fails and gets eliminated!
13:17 Nasr on a hot lap now in a bid to save himself!
13:16 Wehrlein gets pushed out by Gutierrez!
13:15 Currently in the red zone: Ericsson, Grosjean, Nasr, Ocon, Gutierrez, Palmer.
13:15 And catch up they do! Hamilton takes his place at the top for the time being.
13:13 Ricciardo moves up and goes second! Mercedes playing catch up now.
13:12 Rosberg goes sixth!
13:12 Massa suffers a lock up on Turn 13
13:11 Raikkonen goes quickest! Verstappen slots into third ahead of Hamilton.
13:11 Hamilton sets fastest lap! Only for Vettel to beat it with a 1:19.865!
13:10 Button sets his first time and goes third fastest for the moment. Perez and Hulkenberg on hot laps, as well as Lewis Hamilton.
13:08 Track is already building up a significant amount of traffic. Sainz the pace setter now.
13:07 Kvyat sets the fastest time now!
13:06 Boom! Grosjean gets things going with a lap time of 1:27.544, only for Ericsson to top it with 1:21.690.
13:04 Drivers opting for the supersofts straight off the paddock.
13:02 The minnow teams all make their way onto the circuit, trying to avoid the traffic it seems.
13:01 The track is open for 18 minutes in this session, let's see if there are any suprises.
13:00 Green light! Q1 is underway!
12:58 The sun is shining and the track is buzzing! Let's get going!
12:55 Breaking! Jolyon out of qualy after finding out there was a crack on his chasis!
12:50 Just ten minutes left tlll the green light!
12:48 Can Rosberg replicate his form at last year's edition when he grabbed pole and the race victory?
12:44 Oh! And Happy Halloween everyone!
12:40 A lot of the drivers on the track complained about the traffic, which seems to be a common theme during this race weekend in Mexico.
12:37 After show impressive speed during FP2, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen struggled to keep with their competitors during the third practice session.
12:35 Hamilton and Ricciardo occupied two and three respectively, while Rosberg placed fourth.
12:32 If you missed the action earlier in the day, here's what happened: Max Verstappen claimed the final practice P1 in Mexico as he was able to clear the traffic as 20 of the 22 drivers left the pits without seconds of one another - and complained of traffic.
12:30 Welcome back to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez! We're under in 30 minutes to see who grabs pole ahead of Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix.
11:02 Join us in two hours for qualifying. Cheers.
11:00 The chequered flag is out and FP3 is over with Verstappen P1 ahead of Hamilton and Ricciardo.
10:59 Practice is ending with a spate of practice starts and there is more traffic at the end of the pitlane.
10:58 Vettel pits with his best leaving him P6.
10:57 A clear lap for Hamilton but on tyres that have done a few laps, he goes P2. He is 0.094s down.
10:56 Ricciardo is up to second, 0.307s down on his team-mate. Rosberg runs wide at Turn 12.
10:55 Rosberg has caught Hamilton and had to back off. And while Mercedes are trying to get a clear lap Verstappen is flying. Up in the first sector but not an overall improvement.
10:54 Traffic for Ricciardo, a minor off for Vettel, the same for Raikkonen, and a bit of clean air for Hamilton.
10:52 A 1:19.1 for Max is P1 for now and under last year's pole position time.
10:51 Hamilton reports "a lot of cars." Yes, well that is what happens when you all leave the pits at the same time. Try staggering it next time chaps!
10:50 A mad dash out of the pits of Hamilton, Rosberg, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Vettel, Bottas, Hulkenberg, Perez, Raikkonen and pretty much everyone else.
10:48 It is a 1:19.997 for Massa that puts him P4 on the supersofts.
10:46 Ericsson improved to 14th place as Massa heads out.
10:45 The track temperature is up to 32'C as Ericsson starts his flying lap.
10:44 An early run for Ericsson means he has an almost free track all to himself.
10:43 Rosberg returns to the pits.
10:42 Sainz went P7 on the supersofts but has now switched to a lengthy run on the red-marked Pirellis.
10:41 Drivers getting ready for the qualy sims with all barring Rosberg on the softs, Sainz and Kvyat, in the pits.
10:39 A mistake at the hairpin and Rosberg aborts the lap and backs off.
10:37 Rosberg is told: "Sort yourself out with traffic, we want three timed laps, nice and traffic-free." He does a 1:23.4 to start with.
10:35 Verstappen tries for another hot lap but admits he "messed up" as he locks up.
10:32 Another hot lap from Ricciardo sees him take P2 off Verstappen.
10:30 Ricciardo slots into fourth place but it is Verstappen that all eyes are on, he is flying! The Dutchman crosses the line with a 1:19.959 on the soft tyres which puts him P2.
10:29 Grosjean is unhappy with his Haas as he is P13 on the supersofts.
10:28 Alonso asks what Jenson did earlier and he's told it is a 24.4. The Spaniard's lap is a 24.1.
10:26 Raikkonen was on a great lap but lost time in the final sector and finished up P7. Vettel pulls it off with a P2, 0.327s down.
10:25 Just waiting for Verstappen and Ricciardo to put a time on the board as Alonso just made his mark with a 1:24.8.
10:23 Supersoft runs coming up from both Massa and Bottas with the former having a bit of an off at Turn 10.
10:21 Raikkonen joins the fray on the soft tyres while Button reports that he is seeing "warning lights on the dash."
10:20 Rosberg ups his pace but remains seven-tenths short of Hamilton's best. Tyre warmers coming off Perez's Force India.
10:18 Ricciardo is getting ready for his first run and hops into his RB12.
10:17 Hamilton ups his pace to a 1:19.721 to pull eight-tenths clear of Rosberg. Just nine times on the board.
10:14 "The steering doesn't feel symmetric," says Hulkenberg with the steering harder to the one side than the other. He is P4.
10:12 Mercedes up the pace and it is a 1:20.5 for Rosberg but that is immediately beaten by Hamilton with a 1:20.158.
10:10 Rosberg does a 1:24.0 but that is beaten by Wehrlein's 1:22.7.
10:09 Hamilton's steering wheel is out of alignment as he reports: "My steering feels a little bit left-hand-down."
10:08 Wehrlein edges his team-mate with a 1:29.5 but Ocon responds with a 1:24.1. And here come Hamilton and Rosberg on the soft tyres.
10:07 A 1:32.013 for Ocon is a rather slow start to the morning.
10:06 With the sun shinning down, Button asks for a "darker visor on his helmet."
10:05 Ocon starts a flying lap as Pascal Wehrlein, Verstappen and Alonso leave the pits.
10:04 Esteban Ocon is the next out in the Manor as Grosjean pits his Haas.
10:03 Gutierrez leaves the pits ahead of Jenson Button.
10:01 Romain Grosjean is the first driver out with Haas desperate to make up for Friday's wretched showing. Haas trialed a new brake duct and it had a flaw that cost them in downforce. Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez were P20 and P22.
10:00 Green light and FP3 is underway...
09:55 Five minutes to the start and the track temperature is 23'C.
09:49 Red Bull and Force India will be looking to get involved in the tussle at the front today as aniel Ricciardo was fifth quickest on Friday ahead of Nico Hulkenberg and Max Verstappen while Valtteri Bottas, who was on the podium last season, was P8. Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso complete the top ten.
09:41 Rosberg will be looking to grab pole position later today as the German sets himself up for a possible win and maybe even championship success come Sunday. Should he win the race and Hamilton finish P10 or lower, Rosberg will win his first F1 World Championship title.
09:36 Fans are hoping for an interesting day today after Sebastian Vettel set the pace in Friday's second practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The Ferrari driver, though, is wary about Mercedes saying Hamilton and Nico Rosberg probably have more speed in the bag.
09:30 Welcome back to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the third and final practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.
15:32 Join us again tomorrow FP3 and qualy! Cheers!
15:30 Chequered flag is out! and Vettel finishes the session on top, while Kvyat suffers a retirement just as the session ended!
15:29 Verstappen posting impressive times on the mediums.
15:28 Not late challengers it seems going into the closing seconds.
15:25 Just five minutes left in this session and Vettel continues to lead the session.
15:22 Kimi Raikkonen was left frustrated as Ferrari leave him out on track with worn out tyres.
15:21 Hamilton decides to go on softs towards the end, while Rosberg selects the mediums.
15:20 10 minutes to go!
15:15 Alonso out! 15 minutes left in the session and the Spaniard is seen out of his car and walking about.
15:13 Vettel and Alonso having a little tussle as the German complains he is an idiot.
15:09 As expected, teams are struggling to make the supersofts last.
15:07 Grosjean returns! Hopefully Haas have sorted out his problems.
15:07 Rosberg told he is in quite a lot of traffic, the German isn't happy!
15:04 Rosberg reports tyre degradation on the rear tyres.
15:00 Vettel onto the mediums now.
14:59 Hamilton and Rosberg both doing long stints on the supersofts.
14:58 Grosjean spotted out of his gear, his session looks done.
14:56 0.004s the difference between Hamilton and Vettel! Close!
14:54 "This guy has no brain!" says Sainz after Magnussen blocked his driving line.
14:51 Drivers completing their long runs now, trying to figure out how many laps they can do on certain compounds.
14:49 Alonso moves up to tenth on the times.
14:48 Everyone on the grid has set a time except Grosjean.
14:45 Hamilton improves his time! But remains second!
14:40 Most drivers on the circuit now are running on supersofts.
14:36 Vettel leads the session. Very promising for Ferrari.
14:34 Hamilton on supersofts! And goes P2! Behind Vettel!
14:30 Raikkonen goes ahead of the two Merc!
14:28 Raikkonen now on the supersofts.
14:26 Quick! Vettel sets fastest time on supersofts, almost two seconds ahead of Rosberg.
14:24 Button reporting that he is no grip.
14:20 Rosberg on the mediums, goes second fastest. Hamilton currently P1 on softs tyres, but tells his team on radio that they are done.
14:17 Nasr and Alonso go off on Turn 1.
14:15 Hamilton and Rosberg now on track, with the latter suffering an early lock up.
14:12 After his brakes burned in FP1, Verstappen says his car balance isn't up to scratch on the team radio.
14:10 Perez suffers a blunder and goes off track in his home race.
14:07 Raikkonen sets the fastest time with a 1:22.024.
14:05 Wehrlein sets the first time of 1:32.162 on softs.
14:02 Grosjean and Raikkonen joins Wehrlein on the grid.
14:02 Hopefully the track the has more grip than the first session.
14:00 Green light! We're off! Manor leads the drivers as usual onto the circuit!
13:58 The circuit looks packed! Fans are loving it.
13:55 We're underway in five minutes!
13:50 Force India look strong on this circuit, with Perez and Hulkenberg finished four and five respectively.
13:45 Interestingly, Vettel and Raikkonen finished the session in two and three respectively.
13:40 After FP1, Lewis Hamilton finished 34 laps and posted a fastest time 1:20.914 34.
13:36 Just a reminder, all times are local.
13:35 Incase you missed it, here's what happened in FP1: Lewis Hamilton set the pace in a cold opening practice in Mexico, a session in which Felipe Nasrs shattered front wing brought out the red flags while Max Verstappens brakes caught fire.
13:30 Welcome back to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez! The second practice session will get underway in 30 minutes.
11:31 So that is it for now. Join us in two hours for the build-up to FP2, which will hopefully stay dry. Cheers.
11:30 The chequered flag falls on FP1 and Hamilton ends fastest of all ahead of Vettel and Raikkonen. Championship hopeful Rosberg is P7 on the medium tyres.
11:28 Even more slippery out there as a few drops of rain fall.
11:27 Grosjean reports a lot of "understeer" but says it rather more colourfully than that.
11:26 A few spots of rain in the air as Raikkonen drives through the pits and heads straight back out.
11:25 Five minutes remaining in FP1.
11:21 Haas' Grosjean is up to 11th place - no surprise there as that seems to be Haas' go-to position this season.
11:18 Bottom of the timesheets are Button, Magnussen, Nasr, Ocon, Palmer and Wehrlein.
11:15 Button is unhappy with the positioning of a marshal as Raikkonen now moves up to third place. That's better. He is 0.158s off the pace.
11:14 First Ocon is told to ignore the brake light warning, now he's told that the "brake temperatures are okay at the moment, just continue like this." Not very encouraging.
11:12 Raikkonen is well off the pace of Hamilton and even Vettel. He crosses the line with a 1:21.848 which puts him P9.
11:11 Raikkonen, who has fallen to 14th place, heads out on a brand new set of the soft tyres.
11:10 Rosberg has slipped to sixth place and is running used mediums.
11:09 Rosberg reports a "vibration on the brakes" which can't feel too comfortable given the speeds the drivers reach around this circuit.
11:07 Ricciardo is up to seventh on his set of soft tyres, 0.8s behind Hamilton, and he heads back into the pits.
11:06 Another improvement from Vettel as he now takes second place, 0.079s slower than Hamilton. But remember the Brit's time was set on the medium tyres.
11:03 Vettel on the soft tyres is up to thid place, 0.493s down.
11:01 Kvyat has had a spin at Turn 1.
11:00 Improvements from Force India as Perez goes P2 on the supersoft tyres and Hulkenberg jumps to third. They are 0.2 and 0.6s off the pace of Hamilton.
10:57 Rosberg also upped his pace on the mediums, closing the gap to Hamilton to 0.146s before pitting.
10:55 Verstappen is facing a lengthy delay as Red Bull remove the "scorched bits" from his car.
10:52 Hamilton ups his pace to a 1:21.5227 on the mediums.
10:49 Raikkonen is back in the pits with his 1:22.9 putting him P7. Wehrlein has also posted a time but is slowest of all.
10:48 Hamilton and Rosberg are back out on the medium tyres.
10:46 Massa jumps to fourth on the soft tyres while there is a very hot Red Bull in the pit lane. Verstappen's rear brakes have brought out the fire extinguishers.
10:43 Ah traffic. Sainz is trying to find a way by Raikkonen but instead almost runs into the back of the Ferrari. He keeps trying but in the end pits to avoid the traffic.
10:42 And we are go ahead with six drivers, including Raikkonen, heading out.
10:39 20 laps on the board with Raikkonen and Wehrlein yet to make their mark.
10:37 Brooms and what I'm sure are leaf blowers are out there to clear the debris.
10:35 Nasr is back in the garage and the brooms are out as there is carbonfibre everywhere. The wing shattered when it came off.
10:34 Red flag as Nasr's Sauber suffers a front wing failure. It shattered all over his car, probably a good thing he had the Halo on!
10:33 A cheer from the Mexican crowd as Perez jumps up to third place on the supersoft tyres.
10:32 Another hot lap from Hamilton and it is a 1:21.633. Bottas is up to third place.
10:29 Verstappen is struggling with grip as he slides his way to third. Hamilton has hit the front with a 1:21.9.
10:26 A 1:22.7 for Rosberg is a pretty fast opening lap. Hamilton moves up to second.
10:25 P1 for Bottas with a 1:24.3 while Hamilton is only P5 on his first flying lap.
10:23 Here comes Hamilton, out on the soft tyres as is Rosberg. No gears coming up the dashboard is Hamilton's report to Mercedes.
10:22 Magnussen slides his way off the track and rejoins in front of Alons has to brake to avoid contact.
10:21 Ocon is back in the pits after just one hot lap because, ironically, he was told "we need to stop because the car is running too cold."
10:20 Magnussen is given a heads up to watch out for the "low grip" as he starts a hot lap with Halo.
10:18 A 1:25.9 for Alonso as Palmer, Magnussen and Button also leave the pits.
10:17 Alonso starts a hot lap and it looks as if he has been off the circuit there is no much dust. He hasn't.
10:16 Alonso and Wehrlein are out as well.
10:15 Between the cool temperatures and the dust there is not a whole lot of grip out there for Ocon. He clocks a 1:28.8.
10:12 Engine fired up and driver out the pits, it is Ocon in the Manor who practices a start at the end of the pit lane on his way out.
10:11 Work going on at Toro Rosso on Sainz's side of the garage as team boss Franz Tost watches on.
10:09 So far some positive reports coming in from Massa regarding Halo as he was pleasantly surprised by how good visibility is with the device fitted.
10:08 Grosjean is in the back of the garage having a chat with team owner Gene Haas. Brakes or 2017 team-mate?
10:07 And silence!
10:06 Huge cheer for Perez as he heads through the stadium section and an apt "track is reported very dusty" from Ferrari.
10:04 It is really dirty out there with dust flying into the air as the drivers put in their installation laps. Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat, Perez and Bottas head out and now the Mercedes drivers are out of the pits.
10:02 Vettel takes to the track in his Ferrari ahead of Felipe Nasr, Verstappen, Jenson Button and Carlos Sainz. One by one the drivers are out for their installation laps with Fernando Alonso now heading out with Raikkonen.
10:01 Jolyon Palmer, Romain Grosjean, Gutierrez and Magnussen head out immediately followed by Esteban Ocon and Wehrlein.
10:00 FP1 is underway at the newly resurfaced Mexico City circuit...
09:55 Five minutes to the start and it is a chilly one with the air temperature 12'C and the track just 18'C. We are over 2,000m above sea level, which will have an effect on the engines as the air is a lot thinner than at other circuits.
09:48 Pirelli have brought the medium, soft and supersoft tyres here this weekend with Kimi Raikkonen taking just two sets of the mediums and Sebastian Vettel three. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have also gone with three mediums as has Hamilton while Rosberg has four. Ferrari and Red Bull have six of the supersofts while Mercedes have five.
09:42 Halo is back this weekend with Perez, Felipe Massa, Kevin Magnussen and Pascal Wehrlein all expected to run the cockpit protection device.
09:39 It is the race for the World title that is garnering the most attention this weekend and a victory for Nico Rosberg and a point-less Sunday for Lewis Hamilton will see the German walk away with his first Drivers' title. Also a victory for Rosberg and a P10 for Hamilton will work as Rosberg will be on 50 points but with more wins than Hamilton can rack up even if he wins the last two.
09:34 Two Mexican drivers are on the grid this season in Sergio Perez, who was P8 last season, and Esteban Gutierrez, who is racing at home for the first time. They bring the tally of Mexican drivers to have raced in Mexico to four with Pedro Rodriguez and Moises Solana in action in the 60s.
09:30 Welcome to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City for the first of Friday's two practice sessions of the Mexican GP. This session runs for one-and-a-half hours.
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.218 1:40:31.402 1
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.813 8.354 1
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.239 20.858 2
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:24.016 21.323 1
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.133 27.313 1
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:24.311 49.376 2
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.688 58.891 1
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:24.746 65.612 1
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.326 76.206 1
10 Sergio Perez Force India 1:23.889 76.798 1
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:24.842 1 LAP 1
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:23.777 1 LAP 1
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:25.948 1 LAP 2
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:25.248 1 LAP 1
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:26.147 1 LAP 1
16 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:25.007 1 LAP 1
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:24.753 1 LAP 2
18 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:25.931 1 LAP 2
19 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.390 1 LAP 2
20 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:23.890 1 LAP 2
21 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:25.551 2 LAPS 1
23 Rio Haryanto Manor N/A 0
24 null null N/A 0
R Pascal Wehrlein Manor RETIRED 71 LAPS 0
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.704 - 4
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:18.958 0.254 5
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.054 0.350 4
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:19.133 0.429 4
5 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:19.330 0.626 5
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.376 0.672 5
7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.381 0.677 4
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:20.287 1.315 2
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:19.551 0.847 5
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:20.032 1.328 5
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.378 1.674 6
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:20.282 1.31 2
Driver Standings
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:18.972 - 2
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.137 0.165 2
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.385 0.413 2
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:19.553 0.581 2
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.761 0.789 3
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:19.769 0.797 3
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.936 0.964 3
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:19.958 0.986 3
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:20.151 1.179 3
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.169 1.197 4
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:20.282 1.310 3
12 Sergio Perez Force India 1:20.287 1.315 3
13 Jenson Button McLaren 1:20.673 1.701 4
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:21.131 2.159 5
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:21.536 2.564 4
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:21.454 2.007 1
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:21.785 2.813 5
16 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:21.401 1.954 1
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.447 - 1
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.554 0.107 1
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:19.713 0.266 1
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.865 0.418 1
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.874 0.427 1
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.996 0.549 1
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1:20.308 0.861 1
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:20.338 0.891 1
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:20.423 0.976 1
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.457 1.010 2
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:20.552 1.105 1
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:20.599 1.152 1
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:21.062 1.615 2
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:21.254 1.807 3
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1:21.333 1.886 2
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:21.363 1.916 3
17 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:21.401 1.954 2
18 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:21.454 2.007 1
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:21.692 2.245 2
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:21.881 2.434 3
21 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.916 2.469 2
22 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 0
Driver Standings
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.137 - 5
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.231 0.094 5
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:19.370 0.233 3
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.618 0.481 7
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:19.811 0.674 7
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.937 0.8 5
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.994 0.857 4
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:19.997 0.86 4
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:20.255 1.118 4
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.325 1.188 3
11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:20.472 1.335 4
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.586 1.449 4
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:20.600 1.463 3
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:20.959 1.822 3
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1:21.152 2.015 3
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:21.245 2.108 4
17 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:21.338 2.201 4
18 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:21.345 2.208 5
19 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.601 2.464 4
20 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:21.758 2.621 3
21 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:21.921 2.784 3
22 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:22.354 3.217 3
Driver Standings
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.790 - 10
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.794 0.004 5
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:20.225 0.435 7
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.259 0.469 10
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:20.448 0.658 4
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:20.574 0.784 4
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:20.619 0.829 4
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:20.629 0.839 5
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.974 1.184 4
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:21.003 1.213 5
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:21.193 1.403 3
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:21.198 1.408 6
13 Felipe Massa Williams 1:21.326 1.536 6
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:21.442 1.652 4
15 Sergio Perez Force India 1:21.579 1.789 4
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:21.785 1.995 4
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:21.980 2.19 4
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:21.997 2.207 4
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:22.037 2.247 5
20 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:22.105 2.315 3
21 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:22.298 2.508 5
22 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:22.408 2.618 7
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.914 - 5
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.993 0.079 4
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:21.072 0.158 5
4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:21.200 0.286 6
5 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:21.409 0.495 3
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:21.447 0.533 4
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:21.673 0.759 5
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:21.727 0.813 3
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:21.836 0.922 4
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:22.215 1.301 5
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:22.500 1.586 3
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:22.563 1.649 5
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:22.723 1.809 4
14 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:22.877 1.963 3
15 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:22.910 1.996 3
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:23.089 2.175 5
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:23.089 2.175 2
18 Jenson Button McLaren 1:23.342 2.428 5
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:23.556 2.642 6
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:24.083 3.169 5
21 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:24.097 3.183 5
22 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:24.350 3.436 6
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