Max Verstappen made it back-to-back wins in Mexico City as he dominated the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Dutchman capitalised on a poor start for teammate Daniel Ricciardo to lead Lewis Hamilton into Turn 1 and in a race dominated by tyres, Max was untouchable going on to take the chequered flag by 17 seconds.
Hamilton ran second in the opening laps after also getting ahead of the Australian with Sebastian Vettel completing the top four.
There was drama behind though, with Nico Hulkenberg damaging Esteban Ocon's front wing through the opening sequence of corners and the debris would hit Fernando Alonso's McLaren, leading to the Spaniard's retirement five laps later.
The positions at the front would be unchanged but the anticipated high tyre degradation would soon hit with the front tyres graining heavily on Hamilton's car causing him to stop first on Lap 12 and creating a chain reaction.
Ferrari would wait a few extra laps before switching to the Supersoft compound but found good pace as Vettel caught and passed Ricciardo into Turn 1 for P3, after the Red Bull had been caught up in traffic.
He would then do the same to Hamilton on the main straight, with the Briton again complaining of graining and a general lack of performance.
That would allow Ricciardo to close back in for third and get ahead of the Mercedes as Hamilton locked up and ran across the grass at Turn 1, soon pitting for the second time for Ultrasofts.
Verstappen and Vettel would also pit again but Red Bull kept Ricciardo out and the plan seemed to work with the 'Honey Badger' holding off his former teammate and one point actually setting a new fastest lap despite his much older rubber.
His reliability jinx would hit once again, however, as he became the third Renault-powered car to retire, after Carlos Sainz had joined Alonso earlier in the race, making it back-to-back DNF's and his eighth in 2018 alone.
Obviously, that led to concern on Verstappen's car but the power unit would be turned down and Vettel was no threat in second and Kimi Raikkonen drove a lonely race to claim third.
Attention then turned to Hamilton in fourth, a position that was more than enough to see him clinch a fifth F1 title and join Juan Manuel Fangio in second on the all-time list.
Valtteri Bottas would finish a lap down on Verstappen in fifth, highlighting the pace the Red Bull had.
Hulkenberg ensured Renault secured the top midfield position for the second straight weekend in sixth as Force India's threat faded with Sergio Perez retiring from his home Grand Prix with a mechanical problem and Ocon could only finish 11th.
Charles Leclerc took seventh for Sauber with Stoffel Vandoorne enjoying his first points since Baku in eighth for McLaren as Marcus Ericsson and Pierre Gasly, despite starting at the back in his Toro Rosso, completed the top 10.
The two Williams' of Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin were 12th and 13th ahead of Brendon Hartley as the two Haas cars completed the finishers with Kevin Magnussen 15th and Romain Grosjean 16th.
Full results from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez can be seen below:
Whiting: Ocon 'wrong' to fight Verstappe
Raikkonen believes P3 the best he could
Ricciardo: 'Every time we start out of p
McLaren 'confident' Indy 500 plans won't
Red Bull call for Ocon race ban as Verst
Mercedes reveal Hamilton had 'failure im
Vettel gives Brazil race 'one out of ten
Hamilton tells Verstappen: 'You had more
Hamilton 'proud' of Mercedes as double c
Ocon claims Verstappen 'wanted to punch
Brazil GP: Hamilton inherits victory as
Ricciardo jokes 0.002s loss to Max 'more
Alonso & McLaren confirm Indy 500 return
Hamilton blasts 'disrespectful' Sirotkin
Vettel slams FIA weighbridge process aft
Brazil GP: Hamilton beats Vettel to pole
Brazil GP: Vettel sets new lap record in
Ferrari's Clear to have key Leclerc role
Hamilton says 25-race calendar would dri
'Realistic' Verstappen insists Red Bull
Red Bull reveal a Mexico marshal caused
Vettel expects Ferrari progress in Brazi
Williams offer Kubica 2019 seat but Ferr
Red Bull see race potential even if Braz
Brazil GP: Bottas pips Hamilton by 0.003
Brazil GP: Verstappen leads Vettel & Ham
Tyres and two-tier F1 to dominate driver
Verstappen: Mexico anger post-qualifying
Hamilton doubts Bottas would want F1 win
Alonso: McLaren optimistic 2019 car will
Ocon rejecting non-F1 offers to 'stay cl
Massa: Vettel 'more guilty' for 2018 tit
Hamilton to Leclerc & Gasly: 'No substit
Red Bull: 2019 front wings a costly 'sho
Sainz claims Schumacher name alone won't
Bottas: Hamilton's adaptability is his b
Force India: Signs point to Stroll being
Liberty want to 'preserve' classic F1 ra
Williams still getting over 'enormous sh
Hamilton doubts he would have recovered
Brazil step up security ahead of F1 race
Vietnam confirmed for 2020 F1 calendar
Studious Schumacher 'not as crazy' as Ve
Arrivabene: Ferrari still lack winning '
Ferrari CEO admits F1 budget cap 'makes
Mercedes target tyre woes and Constructo
Force India see catching F1's big three
Sainz has no issue with Renault over sig
Ferrari slam 'fake' Binotto rumours aime
Smedley confirms Williams departure afte
Sauber: Don't compare Leclerc to Hamilto
Two prospective manufacturers rule out F
Magnussen claims current cars leave F1 d
Red Bull: Immediate Gasly comparisons to
Vettel: 2018 Ferrari 'strong' but never
Webber fears Renault a threat to Ricciar
Hamilton: Bottas relationship as teammat
Magnussen: Haas should be 'proud' to be
Tombazis: FIA had to 'intervene' with 20
Zandvoort reportedly offered 2020 Dutch
Vettel wants himself & Leclerc to 'work
Mercedes: 'This is the best Lewis Hamilt
Ricciardo confirms participation in fina
Haas fail in bid to overturn Grosjean's
F1 bosses warn of 'step backwards' with
Hamilton believes Alonso made one crucia
Verstappen 'absolutely' ready as Red Bul
Hamilton: Monza victory a 'psychological
Horner: 'Only Daniel' Ricciardo knows of
Vettel 'past his peak' and lacks Ferrari
Mercedes praise Ferrari for 'gloves-off'
Hartley informed of Toro Rosso exit afte
Kubica to fill development role at Ferra
Verstappen's go after Ricciardo & Hamilt
Horner gives Renault rare credit after M
Hamilton could never consider himself Fo
Gasly questions Ocon's racing style afte
Mexico retirement 'hurts a lot' for Pere
Ericsson left 'fuming' after 'sacrificin
Vandoorne frustrated only points-scoring
Hamilton credits 'special moments' as ke
Bottas targets victory in Brazil & Abu D
Ecclestone: Formula 1 needs Hamilton 'mo
Vettel: Hockenheim crash not decisive in
Ricciardo doesn't 'see the point' in rac
Verstappen hails start for 'amazing' Mex
Mercedes boss Wolff had to compose himse
Vettel concedes Hamilton 'better' after
Hamilton 'humbled' by fifth Formula 1 ti
Hamilton wary of the 'red car behind' at
Vettel suggests Red Bull could 'beat the
Ricciardo elated, Verstappen deflated af
Mexico GP: Ricciardo beats Verstappen to
Mexico GP: Verstappen leads, Bottas hits
Vettel expecting 'big jumps' as teams un
Sainz doesn't see P3 as representative o
Hamilton uncertain of challenging Red Bu
Verstappen plays down practice stoppage
Bottas feels he could still be fighting
Alonso: I haven't been forced out of F1