Max Verstappen did not win Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix for a third straight year, but he found himself at the centre of controversy and intrigue all weekend.
Autosport Podcast host Edd Straw is joined by Scott Mitchell and Jack Benyon to discuss the events of Mexico City, starting with a difference of opinion over whether it was fair for Verstappen to lose pole to a penalty for failing to heed the yellow flags for Valtteri Bottas’s qualifying crash.
They also break down the incident-packed start to the race and who was in the right and wrong in the early clashes, and test Red Bull boss Christian Horner’s assertion that Verstappen was on course to come back from seventh to win before his brush with Bottas.
Ferrari’s strategic implosion, McLaren’s slump, Sergio Perez’s star turn at home and Daniil Kvyat’s clash with Nico Hulkenberg – and why he should not be irritated at the stewards – are all analysed in-depth too.
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