F1 Mexican Grand Prix Qualifying

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ByTheMinF1

Hello everyone and welcome to qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix. Nick (@nickdougchenery) here to take you through the happenings pver the next hour or so.

As per usual, we should have a fascinating three team battle for pole position today with Lewis Hamilton the obvious favourite for the fastest spot on the grid, having taken pole in the past three races.

We're green in the first part of qualifying. A few things before the track gets too busy.. GAS won't be taking part in qualifying AT ALL after a battery problem in his Toro Rosso and the McLarens aren't running at all either, presumably due to the grid penalties that ALO and VAN have recieved already this weekend. They're obviously thinking about the race.

GRO is one of the first cars out on track and has just gone through the stadium section and abiut to start his first flying lap.

1:20.3 for ERI to go fastest in the early stages.

RAI with a 1:18.1 with VET going faster thanhis team mate by 0.1 seconds.

The Ferrari's have set their times in the Super Soft tyres.

HAM out on track on the Ultra Soft tyres and he sets a time of 1:17.5. Fastest man of the session so far.

BOT sets a time of 1:17.6. 0.058 behind HAM.

VER goes third with a 1:17.6.