Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2017

2017 Mexican Grand Prix grid

2017 Mexican Grand Prix

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Row 11. Sebastian Vettel 1’16.488
Ferrari
2. Max Verstappen 1’16.574
Red Bull
Row 23. Lewis Hamilton 1’16.934
Mercedes
4. Valtteri Bottas 1’16.958
Mercedes
Row 35. Kimi Raikkonen 1’17.238
Ferrari
6. Esteban Ocon 1’17.437
Force India
Row 47. Nico Hulkenberg 1’17.466
Renault
8. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’17.794
Renault
Row 59. Sergio Perez 1’17.807
Force India
10. Felipe Massa 1’18.099
Williams
Row 611. Lance Stroll 1’19.159
Williams
12. Marcus Ericsson 1’19.176
Sauber
Row 713. Pascal Wehrlein 1’19.333
Sauber
14. Kevin Magnussen 1’19.443
Haas
Row 815. Romain Grosjean 1’19.473
Haas
16. Daniel Ricciardo* 1’17.447
Red Bull
Row 917. Brendon Hartley* No time
Toro Rosso
18. Fernando Alonso* No time
McLaren
Row 1019. Stoffel Vandoorne* No time
McLaren
20. Pierre Gasly* No time
Toro Rosso

*Grid penalty for power unit component change

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15 comments on “2017 Mexican Grand Prix grid”

  1. Wow. Heart in my mouth. That was so tight, so good. Shame for Verstappen, really thought he had that, but Vettel, can’t but stand in amazement.

  2. Best qualifying session of the year then, hope the races turns out to be the same between these three. Absolute a head above the rest.

    I’m afraid Verstappen will get a penalty for his impeding, though I hope not. We need him at the front.

    1. Monza was slightly better IMO,but definetely one of the top 3 qualy of the season with the grid being,finally,pretty close to each other

    2. @flatsix Which three are you refering to? Seb and Max two were way ahead of Hamilton, and Bottas was just 0,024 down on him.

  3. This time, I have to say, I think Verstappen is due a penalty for that brainfade with Bottas. That definitely affected him.

    1. Mate, Verstappen was off the racing line, absolutely no fault on him whatsoever

      1. He was of the racing line and didn’t affect him, I can agree with that BUT he was way too slow and Bottas couldn’t help but get disrupted by it.. So eventhough there wasn’t a direct reason to penalise him he should learn from his mistake

  4. Hamilton once again proving he’s so far ahead on anyone on the grid by outqualifying Bottas by 0.02 seconds. What a legend.

    1. Beating a qualifying master like Bottas is no easy feat, Hamilton showing who’s the GOAT yet again……

  5. Loved that Q3, Hamilton looking good then blowing it, Max being super fast, then Vettel doing what he does so well in the end to start in the best place for the championship.

    Also great to see Hulk get back ahead of Sainz to keep that battle going and Ocon nailing his lap to claim P6 in front of Ricciardo.

    And in Q1 we had the McLarens really showing off the chassis. Great session.

  6. digitalrurouni
    28th October 2017, 20:14

    Holy crap this bodes so well for the race tomorrow! Though I think Hamilton will probably be playing it safe and will just defend his podium place tomorrow so it might as well be a Vettel vs Verstappen race.

  7. Blistering lap by Vettel for pole. Congrats to him.

    Vettel vs VERS on the run up to turn one…. Should be fireworks.

    I think that pole position was there for Max today. Great to see BOT not too far behind too.

    #Championshipontheline.

  8. Brendon Hartley 13° in a Toro Rosso, in his second race. Not bad!

  9. Califormula1fan
    29th October 2017, 1:53

    This was a great season for fans. My favorite parts were seeing Hamilton under pressure and seeing the depth of young talent in the series. Hulkenberg finally has a teammate who can push him, Sainz finally has a ride he can compete in. Verstappen has rivals in Occon and Strohl as well as Sainz and Hulkenberg who will challenge him for WDCs to come. Red Bull, McClaren and Renault may compete for top constructors points next year while Force India emerges as a SIXTH competitive top tier team.

    Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi will be fun to watch. When does 2018 start?

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