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Lewis Hamilton victory in Mexican Grand Prix keeps his title hopes alive

• Briton wins but Nico Rosberg finishes second
• Hamilton cuts Mercedes team-mate’s lead to 19 points

This year’s Formula One world championship may have been a two-horse race almost from the off but a win for Lewis Hamilton in the Mexican Grand Prix has at least ensured the protagonists must weigh-in for earnest at least once more. The three-times world champion led his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, from pole and having already dominated the weekend, proceeded to do so again when it mattered.

A win was the minimum the British driver required in his attempt to defend his title and he delivered with almost flawless aplomb at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Sebastian Vettel claimed the final podium spot, after an aggressive fight in the closing stages with Max Verstappen in the Red Bull, who was penalised five seconds after he gained an advantage by leaving the track during the battle, demoting him to fifth.

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Lewis Hamilton victory in Mexican Grand Prix keeps his title hopes alive

• Briton wins but Nico Rosberg finishes second
• Hamilton cuts Mercedes team-mate’s lead to 19 points

This year’s Formula One world championship may have been a two-horse race almost from the off but a win for Lewis Hamilton in the Mexican Grand Prix has at least ensured the protagonists must weigh-in for earnest at least once more. The three-times world champion led his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, from pole and having already dominated the weekend, proceeded to do so again when it mattered.

A win was the minimum the British driver required in his attempt to defend his title and he delivered with almost flawless aplomb at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Sebastian Vettel claimed the final podium spot, after an aggressive fight in the closing stages with Max Verstappen in the Red Bull, who was penalised five seconds after he gained an advantage by leaving the track during the battle, demoting him to fifth.

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