Nico Rosberg ended a five-month victory drought after withstanding race-long pressure from Lewis Hamilton in the Mexican Grand Prix.
The Mercedes pair clinched another one-two as Rosberg was only headed during the pair’s two visits to the pits. A late Safety Car period, triggered when Sebastian Vettel crashed out, allowed Hamilton to draw back within range but Rosberg kept him at arm’s length.
Valtteri Bottas finished on the podium for the second time this year after clashing with Kimi Raikkonen for the second time in three races. This time the Ferrari driver was the one who came off worse, retiring after their turn five clash.
The Red Bull pair finished fourth and fifth ahead of Felipe Massa. The two Force Indias were next, Sergio Perez losing out to team mate Nico Hulkenberg but entertaining the crowd at the Foro Sol stadium by passing two cars there during the course of the race.
Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean completed the points-scorers.
2015 Mexican Grand Prix
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- Watching the Mexican GP at the Foro Sol
- 2015 Mexican Grand Prix team radio transcript