Mexican Grand Prix - Double retirement for Scuderia Ferrari

1 Nov 2015

Kimi Raikkonen’s race ends on lap 22 after a collision. Sebastian Vettel crashes out with 20 laps to go

Mexico City, 1 November – Scuderia Ferrari’s Mexican Grand Prix came to a premature end today. Sebastian Vettel faced an uphill struggle from just metres after the start. The German and Daniel Ricciardo had a coming together at the first corner, which punctured the Ferrari’s right rear tyre, so he had to pit and change tyres. Having rejoined, Vettel moved up from last to eleventh, but a spin on lap 17, made life even more complicated.
In the middle stint, Seb was driving at a very strong pace, but a mistake at Turn 7 brought his race to an end. Kimi Raikkonen’s race lasted just 22 laps. Having started from nineteenth, the Finn had climbed back into the top 10. On lap 22, Raikkonen had to retire after a collision with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas, which damaged his right rear suspension. Come the end of the 71 laps, Nico Rosberg emerged victorious for Mercedes ahead of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel: “That’s racing”
Kimi Raikkonen: “We are still strong”
Maurizio Arrivabene: “We know how to react”


Pos.
Driver
Country
Team
Time

1

Nico
Rosberg
GER
Mercedes
1:42:35.038

2

Lewis
Hamilton
GBR
Mercedes
+1.954s

3

Valtteri
Bottas
FIN
Williams
+14.592s

4

Daniil
Kvyat
RUS
Red Bull Racing
+16.572s

5

Daniel
Ricciardo
AUS
Red Bull Racing
+19.682s

6

Felipe
Massa
BRA
Williams
+21.493s

7

Nico
Hulkenberg
GER
Force India
+25.860s

8

Sergio
Perez
MEX
Force India
+34.343s

9

Max
Verstappen
NED
Toro Rosso
+35.229s

10

Romain
Grosjean
FRA
Lotus
+37.934s

11

Pastor
Maldonado
VEN
Lotus
+38.538s

12

Marcus
Ericsson
SWE
Sauber
+40.180s

13

Carlos
Sainz
ESP
Toro Rosso
+48.772s

14

Jenson
Button
GBR
McLaren
+49.214s

15

Alexander
Rossi
USA
Marussia
+2 laps

16

Will
Stevens
GBR
Marussia
+2 laps

NC

Felipe
Nasr
BRA
Sauber
DNF

NC

Sebastian
Vettel
GER
Ferrari
DNF

NC

Kimi
Räikkönen
FIN
Ferrari
DNF

NC

Fernando
Alonso
ESP
McLaren
DNF

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