Mexican GP: Lewis Hamilton keeps title hopes alive with eighth win of the season

    Lewis Hamilton raises the trophy after beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg into second place in the Mexican Grand Prix.

    Story highlights

    • Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican GP
    • Nico Rosberg finishes second
    • Rosberg leads title race by 19 points
    • Verstappen and Vettel clash again

    (CNN)Lewis Hamilton survived a first corner scare at the Mexican Grand Prix to claim his eighth victory of the season and further eat into the championship lead of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

    Pole sitter Hamilton briefly took to the grass as he locked up under pressure, Rosberg also went off as he tangled with Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the opening skirmishes.
      But otherwise two-time defending champion Hamilton was untroubled in the 71-lap race at the Autodro