2018 Mexican GP Live

28 October, 2018 - 20:32

Despite Vettel being on much fresher tyres, he is finding it hard to get by Ricciardo so far, but he remains in DRS range. Verstappen, meanwhile, is 8 seconds up the road. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:30

Even though Hamilton's struggles are continuing in fifth - that place would be enough for him to win a fifth title, with Vettel only third as things stand. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:29

But next time around Gasly gets the move done with a clean pass into Turn 1! He's up to 12th. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:29

Ocon and Gasly go wheel-to-wheel at Turn 4, with Gasly being edged wide and off the track. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:27

"Something is definitely not right, when I have fresh tyres and cannot match their [the leaders] times," says a frustrated Hamilton. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:24

Vettel is now just two seconds behind Ricciardo on his fresh Ultrasofts, while Verstappen is a further six seconds up the road. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:23

The order on lap 50 is Verstappen, Ricciardo, Vettel, Raikkonen and Hamilton. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:21

Red Bull responds by bringing Verstappen in, while Bottas also pits after losing a place to Raikkonen after making a carbon copy of Hamilton's mistake at Turn 1 on the previous lap. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:20

"I've got nothing left, these tyres are dead," Hamilton reports. Vettel and Hamilton back out on Ultrasofts in third and sixth respectively. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:18

Ricciardo passes Hamilton into Turn 1 as the Briton runs wide and across the grass. He's down to P4 and pits immediately. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:15

Ricciardo now within DRS range. How hard will Hamilton fight the Red Bull driver? 

28 October, 2018 - 20:14
28 October, 2018 - 20:14

Vettel continues to edge closer to Verstappen with another new fastest lap. The gap is 12.1s, while Ricciardo is just 1.2s behind Hamilton in the scrap for third. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:11

Ricciardo is now the man catching Hamilton, who continues to struggle on these tyres. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:11

Vettel is flying on this set of tyres - he's setting fastest laps and catching Verstappen, with 13s splitting the leading pair. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:10

Perez suffers some kind of car failure under braking and nearly wipes out Magnussen in the process. He limps back to the pitlane and into retirement. What a shame for him in his home race. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:08
28 October, 2018 - 20:07

Vettel makes a pass on Hamilton into Turn 1 and moves into second place. Hamilton is really struggling on these tyres. 

28 October, 2018 - 20:05

Vettel has taken a second out of Hamilton and is nearly in DRS range!

28 October, 2018 - 20:04