F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 Mexican GP

Alexander Albon (P5, 10 pts): 8/10
The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is a tricky circuit for rookies, so it was impressive to see Alex Albon start off fourth fastest in first practice, albeit almost half a second off the pace of his Red Bull team mate. Unfortunately a self-confessed "silly mistake" in the afternoon put the RB15 into the wall, losing him all the track time for the rest of the day. Even so he appeared unfazed by the mishap and was back on the pace the following morning despite the damp conditions. He couldn't hope to match Max Verstappen's pole winning pace in qualifying, but fifth place was pretty decent - and it ended up being only one place on the grid behind his team mate after all, when Max got his wrist slapped by the race stewards. Verstappen also ran into trouble in the race, clashing with both Silver Arrows in the opening laps, while Albon was able to keep his nose clean throughout and run the opening stint confidently up in third place. The two-stop strategy selected for him meant he was subsequently unable to keep up with the one-stopping drivers at the front, leaving him running in 'no mans land' in fifth for much of the remainder of the race. Even so his overall race pace was good and he definitely enjoyed himself: "I had good fun," he said later. "I'm happy with my performance and I'm improving my consistency which is important," he added after six top six in as many races with Red Bull.