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Lewis Hamilton overcame Ferrari’s front row start to win the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday, moving the Mercedes driver closer to a sixth career Formula One championship. Only Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas’ third-place finish denied Hamilton the championship by the slimmest of margins in a race held in Mexico City. Hamilton needed only to beat Bottas by 14 points but picked up 10 instead. That sends the championship to next week’s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.