FINAL LAP - ROSBERG WINS
Rosberg crosses the line and wins!
"Excellent job, Nico. Excellent job," says the Mercedes team as he drives around the track waving at people like he's the Queen. And in a way, today he is the Queen. The Queen of Mexico.
Rosberg on his final lap and Hamilton won't catch him. Well over 100,000 people get to their feet in the grandstand as Rosberg comes in to win the Mexican Grand Prix.
Hamilton is trying to get himself under a second behind Rosberg to get DRS advantage but he just can't do it. In his efforts he finishes the last lap scruffily and may have lost his chance for first.
And then Nico Rosberg sets the fastest lap of the race. Every single time Hamilton beats him, Rosberg returns the favour. Will Mercedes tell them to chill out and leave the race positions as they are? I can't imagine Hamilton would take well to that especially after that tyre fiasco he enjoyed so much earlier.
Five laps left and Hamilton has set the fastest lap of the race. This might be him waiting to pounce.
Maldonado comes inches from crashing into the wall at turn 12 but recovers.
Hamilton is closing the gap on Rosberg. Bottas is third and in a battle for that place with Bottas and Ricciardo. Sergio Perez is holding everyone up behind him in eighth place.
Felipe Nasr has gone off on turn 13. His brakes were already goosed and he moves off the track. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both have nervy turns one after the other. The gap is 1.5seconds between them.
Felipe Nasr has a brake fire, says Jenson Button who's stuck behind him. The car is gone and the cars launch into action. Bottas pulls out to challenge Hamilton but isn't close enough to do it. Rosberg starting to pull away from his teammate.
The car is still out.
Lap 53 - safety car
Vettel's car is lifted out of the track and put in the bin. The first time since Australia 2006 that a Ferrari car hasn't finished a Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez went past Verstappen at the grandstand - a mistake by Verstappen allows the Mexican to pass him easily and give the crowd more to cheer about.
And Vettel is off! Sebastian Vettel ends an absolutely dreadful race at turn seven - he's OK, and says he's sorry to the team - but that means both Ferraris are out of the Mexican Grand Prix.
Rosberg sets another fastest lap. Hamilton is still raging and making sure everyone knows it. "I think that was the wrong decision" he says on the radio broadcast which everyone in the world can hear.
Massa and Ricciardo are battling it out for fifth at the moment.
Rosberg takes pole position again having set a 1:21:6 fastest lap in Hamilton's absence. Hamilton can go absolutely nuts now though on his fresh tyres and try and force his way to first. He asks the team to check the tyres they made him take off... he's not happy about it.
Hamilton has gone rogue! He's ignored the orders and skipped the pit. He asks why and the team confirms it's for safety reasons but he won't want to come in yet on faster tyres and now in the lead. He's built up an 18.3second lead on Rosberg. He is being told under no uncertain terms to come in after hitting the limit on his tyres.
Rosberg looks to have this one nailed down. Whenever Hamilton pushes, he steps it up to match. Hamilton sets the fastest lap on 44, Rosberg does the exact same on 45. Best friends forever.
Perez is nearly a minute off 1st place... there will be no victory parties for him. Rosberg comes into the pit again - he was told he was going to the end - but we don't know why. Mercedes are changing to Plan B. There's no way anyone's going to catch them so it looks like the team are looking after the tyres to prevent them falling apart. Hamilton hasn't pitted on this lap... he's at it!
Ferrari aren't having fun. Vettel is just being lapped by everyone because he's being told to so. Look how happy the team is!
Raikkonen is throwing darts at a Valtteri Bottas face on a door in the background.
There's some debris on turn 10. We might see the safety car! That would change everything. Sergio Perez is still way back in 9th and doesn't look likely to make that podium he seemed so sure he'd be on earlier.
Rosberg has a 3 second lead on Hamilton at the moment. Kyvat in third, Bottas fourth, Massa fifth. Button is last. He might as well just go home. The car he's in would probably get him there quite quickly.
Mercedes, Ferrari, Mercedes is the race order, except the Ferrari is a lap behind. Rosberg has overtaken Vettel, who has just pitted again, and Hamilton is stuck behind him. Bad day for Vettel.
Sainz locks up and goes straight over the grass as Perez looks to go round him on the turn. Sainz comes out back in front but lets Perez past him in front of the grandstand. Classy move. The home fans roar as Perez takes position and keeps his lead out of turn 6.
The chat in the Sky F1 commentary room is whether Nico Rosberg has royally stitched up Hamilton with his strategy. The two are best friends, as we all know, so this seems very unlikely.
Hamilton comes out on Lap 29 behind his teammate. A really quick 2.4 second stop and there is an enormous gap between the two race leaders and third. Clear track. The only driver who hasn't pitted yet is Jenson Button. Sebastian Vettel might have to come in again! He's having a nightmare today.
Rosberg, the most likely of the two to go in, has pitted first. It's quick and he's straight back out onto the track.
Mercedes are about to make their first stop. But who is it?!
There's still 1.7 seconds between Rosberg in first and Hamilton in second. And behind them is a 35 second gap to Verstappen in third.
Bottas tries to go round Raikkonen on turn one. With fresher tyres he pushes and tries to go past and forces Raikkonen wide on turn four. Raikkonen is determined not to lose his position and won't budge but Bottas has to keep going forward. The two collide and Raikkonen is off! His back rear wheel is broken.
Raikkonen had the lead the entire time, had the line and was cut up by Bottas. Bottas clearly knew he was there but will say he couldn't avoid it.
Perez really wanted to come out of the pit in front of Sainz but his "front wing adjustment" (thanks F1 commentators!) took a bit longer than he'd hoped and he ends up behind the Toro Rosso. This is bad.
Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest lap at 1:23:008.
Vettel is a good 18 seconds behind Raikkonen at the moment. He manages to get past Jenson Button on the long straight, using DRS and moving up to the 11th. And then he spins! Vettel comes off the track, losing his back end on one of the simpler corners but corrects position and drives back on, way back in 16th.
Martin Brundle says he must have a problem and that it likely wasn't drivor error.
Carlos Sainz has been in for his first stop of the race.
Hamilton hasn't really pushed Rosberg yet. The thinking seems to be that he's holding back and waiting to be aggressive once Rosberg pits - he has the strategy advantage over Hamilton.
Perez is battling it out with Sainz for sixth. Perez is doing 1:26:4 at the moment and tells his team he reckons he can keep that pace on the current tyres for another five laps. The leader, Rosberg, is doing 1:24:0, which as you will have deduced by using your eyes is rather a large difference.
Felipe Massa pitstops on Lap 10. Lots of radio chatter about drivers losing grip in their rear wheels...
Bottas absolutely clears out Jenson Button on the long straight. It's like they're in different... cars... which they are. But on his new tyres, Bottas is flying.
Bottas comes in for a 3.2 second pitstop on Lap 9. Most people expected that the first lap anyone would come in on would be 10. Is this all part of a cunning plan by Williams?
Raikkonen is on form and has moved up to 13th. He started at 19th, remember.
Stewards are investigating this collision between Vettel and Ricciardo on turn 5. Vettel just doesn't seem to notice the car creeping up behind him and they bump tires. Vettel annoyed and says there wasn't anywhere for him to go.
Kimi Raikkonen has been warned to watch his brakes already. "I know you're battling but your brakes are hot" is the team instruction.
Rosberg sets the fastest lap with a time of 1:25:195. Alonso is already back in the paddock after his terrible start to the race. If I were him I'd be onto the margheritas immediately. Felipe Massa and Verstappen are fighting for sixth right now.
Fernando Alonso has to retire. His gears have gone and he's been asked to come into the pits and leave the race. Kvyat has taken Vettel's place in third.
Vettel is in trouble already and has a puncture.
GO GO GO!
We're off! Rosberg leads, Hamilton pulls outside but can't get enough to get past. Rosberg keeps his lead.
Qualifying results - 2015 Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix
Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1. N. Rosberg Mercedes 01:19.480 23
2. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:19.668 22
3. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:19.850 18
4. D. Kvyat Red Bull 01:20.398 21
5. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:20.399 23
6. V. Bottas Williams 01:20.448 26
7. F. Massa Williams 01:20.567 26
8. M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 01:20.710 28
9. S. Perez Force India 01:20.716 21
10. N. Hulkenberg Force India 01:20.788 20
11. C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 01:20.942 20
12. R. Grosjean Lotus 01:21.038 18
13. P. Maldonado Lotus 01:21.261 19
14. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:21.544 19
15. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:22.494 13
16. F. Alonso McLaren 01:21.779 10
17. F. Nasr Sauber 01:21.788 12
18. A. Rossi Manor 01:24.136 10
19. W. Stevens Manor 01:24.386 9
POS. DRIVER COUNTRY TEAM TIME POINTS
1 NICO ROSBERG GER MERCEDES 1:42:35.038 25
2 LEWIS HAMILTON GBR MERCEDES +1.954s 18
3 VALTTERI BOTTAS FIN WILLIAMS +14.592s 15
4 DANIIL KVYAT RUS RED BULL RACING +16.572s 12
5 DANIEL RICCIARDO AUS RED BULL RACING +19.682s 10
6 FELIPE MASSA BRA WILLIAMS +21.493s 8
7 NICO HULKENBERG GER FORCE INDIA +25.860s 6
8 SERGIO PEREZ MEX FORCE INDIA +34.343s 4
9 MAX VERSTAPPEN NED TORO ROSSO +35.229s 2
10 ROMAIN GROSJEAN FRA LOTUS +37.934s 1
11 PASTOR MALDONADO VEN LOTUS +38.538s 0
12 MARCUS ERICSSON SWE SAUBER +40.180s 0
13 CARLOS SAINZ ESP TORO ROSSO +48.772s 0
14 JENSON BUTTON GBR MCLAREN +49.214s 0
15 ALEXANDER ROSSI USA MARUSSIA +2 laps 0
16 WILL STEVENS GBR MARUSSIA +2 laps 0
NC FELIPE NASR BRA SAUBER DNF 0
NC SEBASTIAN VETTEL GER FERRARI DNF 0
NC KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN FIN FERRARI DNF 0
NC FERNANDO ALONSO ESP MCLAREN DNF 0