While Max Verstappen delivered a masterclass to claim victory at the Mexico Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton trundled home in an uninspiring but all-important fourth place finish.

Hamilton sealed his fifth world drivers’ championship and, in a similar fashion to last year’s Mexico GP at which he clinched his fourth title, the race was far from straightforward.

Mercedes failed to solve the high tyre degradation it faced in second practice and despite the lower temperatures on Sunday, both Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas endured heavy graining on both the ultrasoft and supersoft.

Both slipped back as the race unfolded, with Hamilton finishing off the podium for the first time since the Austrian Grand Prix and Bottas ending up a lap down after carrying out a three-stop race.

Two-stopping Verstappen was peerless at the front of the field and despite strong race pace from Sebastian Vettel, the Dutchman cruised to a fifth career win – setting a new record for the most wins without having secured a pole position.

Here are our DRIVER RATINGS for the 2018 Mexico Grand Prix;