Ricciardo snatches pole for Mexican Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton may be set to claim his 5th world championship but if he wants to win the Mexican Grand Prix, he’s going to have to fight his way past two very impressive Red Bull cars to do so. Daniel Ricciardo surprised many as he denied his teammate, Max Verstappen, pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix.

The Red Bull’s, benefitting from the altitude, proved that their chassis is in top kit as the power at this elevation is slightly neutralized in Mercedes and Ferrari’s performance. This left the Red Bull duo battling for pole position.

Lewis will start on the second row alongside his only possible competitor, Sebastian Vettel, who typically gets decent starts in his Ferrari. Can traffic, attrition or concerns over a too-hot engine see Vettel survive for one more race or will Lewis be celebrating another championship in Mexico come Sunday night?

PosDriverCarTimeGap
1Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault1m14.759s
2Max VerstappenRed Bull/Renault1m14.785s0.026s
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m14.894s0.135s
4Sebastian VettelFerrari1m14.970s0.211s
5Valtteri BottasMercedes1m15.160s0.401s
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m15.330s0.571s
7Nico HulkenbergRenault1m15.827s1.068s
8Carlos SainzRenault1m16.084s1.325s
9Charles LeclercSauber/Ferrari1m16.189s1.430s
10Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari1m16.513s1.754s
11Esteban OconForce India/Mercedes1m16.844s
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Renault1m16.871s
13Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m17.167s
14Brendon HartleyToro Rosso/Honda1m17.184s
15Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren/Renault1m16.966s
16Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m17.599s
17Lance StrollWilliams/Mercedes1m17.689s
18Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m16.911s
19Sergey SirotkinWilliams/Mercedes1m17.886s
20Pierre GaslyToro Rosso/Honda

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