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Autosport (UK) - - F1/MEXICAN GRAND PRIX DRIVER RATINGS -

6 DANIEL RIC­CIA­RDO

Quick on Fri­day, but strug­gled to switch on the tyres in qual­i­fy­ing and ended up a lacklustre sev­enth fastest. Af­ter tak­ing a strate­gic power-unit-com­po­nent penalty, climbed back to sev­enth. That should have laid the foun­da­tion for a podium chal­lenge but for the turbo let­ting him down. Good, but not as strong as his team-mate.

9 MAX VER­STAP­PEN

The only neg­a­tive about his week­end was the fail­ure to im­prove on his sec­ond Q3 run and los­ing pole po­si­tion. Other than that, he was quick, con­trolled the race well, toughed it out with Vet­tel on the first lap and never looked like los­ing vic­tory. The missed pole slot costs him a mark, as the driver plays a key role in switch­ing on the tyres.

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