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Qualifying results - Mexican Grand Prix 2017 // Vettel secures pole position in close battle to the finish

Vettel secures pole position in close battle to the finish
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Toro Rosso's troubles continued from final practice, with Pierre Gasly unable to participate in the session due to the ongoing engine troubles. Brendon Hartley, in the other car, managed to get through to Q2 but couldn't post a lap time after his car broke down with another suspected engine issue. McLaren also got both their cars into the second session, but opted not to set competitive lap times, knowing they have hefty penalties to take.

Out front, it was looking good for Max Verstappen, who posted a solid lap time to take provisional pole, but he was beaten to the punch at the very final moment by Sebastian Vettel - and by the smallest of margins.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:16.48820
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:16.57419
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:16.93421
4Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:16.95817
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:17.23820
6Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:17.43719
7Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:17.44715
8Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:17.46617
9Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team1:17.79417
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:17.80719
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:18.09910
12Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:19.15911
13Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro RossoNo time12
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaNo time7
15Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren HondaNo time11
16Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:19.1769
17Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:19.3339
18Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:19.44310
19Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:19.47311
DNSPierre GaslyScuderia Toro RossoNo time0