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Sebastian Vettel says he “nearly lost the car” as he was forced to push hard to keep Max Verstappen at bay in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel landed a 50th career pole position and denied Max Verstappen a maiden P1 start in a thrilling qualifying session which saw an off-the-pace Lewis Hamilton have to settle for P3.
Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Mexican GP as he edged ahead of title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Kevin Magnussen will take his place in Saturday’s final practice after getting the all-clear from the FIA medical doctor.
Kevin Magnussen will have to see the FIA doctor ahead of Saturday’s final practice after a stomach bug laid him low on Friday afternoon.
Friday’s running in Mexico was rather uncomfortable for Sebastian Vettel, especially as the fire extinguisher went off inside his car.
Christian Horner, Franz Tost, Maurizio Arrivabene and Cyril Abiteboul faced the media in the two-part press conference in Mexico.
Lewis Hamilton reckons his long run on the ultrasoft tyres on Friday in Mexico was probably the most “consistent” he has ever put in.
Despite setting the pace on Friday in Mexico, Daniel Ricciardo says there is still more work to be done if Red Bull hope to beat Mercedes in qualifying.
With rumours of a possible 2018 deal dangling in front of him, Brendon Hartley admits the pressure is mounting.