Max Verstappen fastest in Mexican Grand Prix final practice session
October 30 2016 , 12:00 am
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest driver for the final practice session at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg were both held up by traffic and not able to get a good clean run on super-soft tyres as the session came to an end.
Hamilton was 0.094 seconds slower than Verstappen, with Rosberg 0.481secs off.
Rosberg will be world champion if he wins Sunday’s race and Hamilton finishes 10th or lower.
The German is 26 points ahead of Britain’s Hamilton with 75 available over the remaining races. Hamilton needs to win this race to keep a realistic hope of staying in the battle – and even then Rosberg will be champion if he finishes at least second twice and third once in the remaining races.