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Ricciardo ends up with third place after dramatic finish to Mexican race // Three drivers claim third place in Mexico

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Ricciardo ends up with third place after dramatic finish to Mexican race
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As with many races, the excitement of the Mexican Grand Prix was focused very much on the start of the race, and the very end. Lewis Hamilton got a great start and held on to his pole position to easily lead the way to victory. Nico Rosberg struggled to keep in contact but worked his way into second, doing what he needed to do to keep his hands on the title at this point.

Meanwhile, Pascal Wehrlein crashed out on the first lap after a collision with Marcus Ericsson, he was the only retirement of the race. Max Verstappen was ruffling feathers again, as he battled with Sebastian Vettel for third place, and gained an advantage in the fight by running off track. Max thought he’d done enough for the podium but was yanked from the green room after a late penalty.

Vettel took the trophy but then had to concede it to Ricciardo, after picking up his own penalty for defending under braking. The top three, in the end, then, were Hamilton, Rosberg and Ricciardo.