Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took a dominant victory in the Mexico City Grand Prix to inch closer to a first world championship.
Verstappen’s title rival Lewis Hamilton was second, the Mercedes driver holding off a charge from Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez in the closing laps.
Perez was on Hamilton’s tail on the last lap but was not able to pass as Red Bull made an impressive 1-3 finish.
Verstappen’s ninth win in 2021 gives him a 19-point lead with four races and a total of 107 points remaining.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas deprived the Dutchman of the point for fastest lap on the final tour.
However, one of the most crucial victories of the year therefore puts Verstappen in a commanding position in the championship.
And a one-three finish moved Red Bull to just one point behind Mercedes in the constructors’ championship.