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Oct 29 2017

Formula One 2017: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

The commentators are going to point at Vettel’s pole position and tell you- “It’s still a race!”

Not so much.

Hamilton is 66 points ahead in the Driver’s Championship and would need about 3 consecutive DNFs in the last 3 contests to lose.

Despite starting in 3rd that’s unlikely today though it may be that Vettel gains back some points. Mexico City is a power track well suited to the Mercedes and it’s certainly possible Hamilton could clinch though that’s unlikely also.

Vettel is just 21 points ahead of Bottas so even his expected runner-up status is insecure, especially if he gets his own DNF.

On offer are Mediums, Softs, and Super Softs, but it’s probably a 2 stopper with cars alternating between the Super Softs and Softs.

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  1. ek hornbeck

    Vent Hole

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    Formation lap

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    We race

  4. ek hornbeck

    And Hamilton shunts it in the opening lap. Back on track but no championship today.

  5. ek hornbeck

    Vettel damage also

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    Sainz pits

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    Everyone switching to Mediums for a one stop

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    Lap 5 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Ocon
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Raikkonen
    Stroll
    Magnussen
    Ericsson
    Vandoorne

  9. ek hornbeck

    Ricciardo done. Hamilton in last place. Vettel in 16th.

    Doesn’t matter yet, point only for the top ten.

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    Lap 10 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Ocon
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Raikkonen
    Stroll
    Magnussen
    Ericsson
    Vandoorne

  11. ek hornbeck

    Vettel must win or finish second. Currently 15th.

    Hamilton could park it now.

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    Lap 15 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Ocon
    Hulkenberg
    Perez
    Raikkonen
    Stroll
    Magnussen
    Ericsson
    Vandoorne

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    Perez pits

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    Hulkenberg pits

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    Lap 20 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Ocon
    Raikkonen
    Stroll
    Magnussen
    Hulkenberg
    Ericsson
    Alonso

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    Ocon pits

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    Hulkenberg done

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    Lap 25 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Stroll
    Ocon
    Magnussen
    Perez
    Ericsson
    Alonso
    Vettel

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    Vettel finally in the points

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    Ericsson pits

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    Lap 30 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Stroll
    Ocon
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Vandoorne

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    Verstappen, Bottas, Vandoorne, Gasly, Grosjean, Hamilton, Sainz, Stroll, Vettel, Alonso, pit

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    Hartley done

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    Lap 35 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Massa

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    Lap 40 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Vettel
    Magnussen
    Alonso
    Massa

  26. TMC

    Hamilton is in 13th place

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    Lap 50 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Vettel
    Magnussen
    Alonso
    Massa

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    And just as I post Vettel passes Perez for 6th and Perez pits

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    Vettel up to 5th.

    Don’t get too excited, Verstappen and Bottas are almost a lap ahead.

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    Lap 55 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Ocon
    Vettel
    Stroll
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Alonso
    Massa

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    Ericsson done

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    Lap 60 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Alonso
    Hamilton

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    Sainz done. Renault power having a bad day except for Verstappen.

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    Lap 65 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Alonso
    Hamilton

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    Lap 70 of 71

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Hamilton
    Alonso

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    Final

    Verstappen
    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Ocon
    Stroll
    Perez
    Magnussen
    Hamilton
    Alonso

  37. ek hornbeck

    So I guess I’m done until April.

    Hah! Just Kidding.

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