F1i's Driver Ratings for the Mexican GP

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Surely Lewis wouldโ€™ve preferred to put himself on equal pegging with the great Juan-Manuel Fangio with a race win. Struggling with the tyres, Mercedes had nothing for Ferrari and Red Bull with Max taking his second Mexican GP triumph, a stark contrast to the black-cat sort of bad luck that keeps dogging his team mate. F1i reviews the action and rates the drivers from a historic Sunday of racing.

Fernando Alonso (retired): No Score
P12 on the grid was mega even though, like the other Renault powered entries, the McLaren was less handicapped in the thin Mexico City air. However, Fernando - who received a heroโ€™s send off by the massive crowd - wasnโ€™t satisfied, even ashamed of his lap. Seeing where his team mate started and finished, a points result was easily within reach. But contact between Sainz and Ocon sent a piece of the Force India front wing into his radiator, which led to overheating and to his second first lap retirement in a week. This was not what the two-time world champ had planned for his North American F1 Swan Song.