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Verstappen prolongs his tyranny and Alonso abandons again

Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has once again shown its record domain by winning this Sunday in the Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), while Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) was fourth and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) had to abandon for the second consecutive race.

The world champion in Qatar, when there were still six races left in the World Championship, kept his teeth sharp and with his fifth victory in the last six years in Mexico he achieved his sixteenth win of 2023the all-time record for an F1 driver in a season, in addition to equal the legendary Alain Prost with 51 wins.

The Red Bull driver attacked at the start, starting third behind the Ferraris and took the lead to start, with misfortune for a Checo Pérez who had to retire before his audience in the first corner.

Verstappen found no rival and was better again after a red flag for a Kevin Magnussen’s serious accidentwithout consequences for the Danish Haas driver.

Again, like last week in Austin, Hamilton was the closest, not so much, although this time the Englishman will be able to celebrate it since he was disqualified in the United States. That allowed Sainz get on the podium, but the Spaniard, although he had good pace in the second section of the race, had to settle for fourth place in Mexico, behind his teammate Leclerc.

The Madrid player equals points (183) and surpasses in the classification Fernando Alonsofor his victory in Singapore (the only one that has not been for Red Bull this year), fourth in the World Cup.

The Asturian had to abandon like last week, this time riding in the last positions, a nightmare that ended in the pits on lap 47.

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