Lewis Hamilton falls to back of pack after nightmare collision in Mexican Grand Prix

LEWIS HAMILTON was catapulted to the back of the pack early on in the Mexican Grand Prix after a nightmare collision on the FIRST lap.

The Brit suffered a tyre puncture early on as Max Verstappen overtook Sebastian Vettel to take the lead.

 Lewis Hamilton clashed with Seb Vettel early on

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Lewis Hamilton clashed with Seb Vettel early on
 This image shows a piece of a car flying through the air during the first lap drama

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This picture exhibits a bit of a automotive flying by means of the air in the course of the first lap drama

Hamilton appeared to smash into longtime rival and nearest challenger in the world championship Vettel whereas jostling for place on the primary nook.

The Mercedes driver – who began third on the grid – suffered a puncture to his back proper tyre and altered to a brand new smooth tyre in the pits.

The bang occurred after Verstappen and Vettel clipped tyres, giving Hamilton an opportunity to cross on the surface of Vettel.

Hamilton did so however then the 4-time world champion drove into the back of him.

 This image shows the moment when Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel clashed

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This picture exhibits the second when Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel clashed
 Sebastian Vettel suffered damage in his collision with Lewis Hamilton

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Sebastian Vettel suffered injury in his collision with Lewis Hamilton
 Lewis Hamilton was looking to overtake Max Verstappen when Seb Vettel caught him

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Lewis Hamilton was wanting to overtake Max Verstappen when Seb Vettel caught him

 Lewis Hamilton was heard saying to his team, 'I've got a flat tyre, guys'

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Lewis Hamilton was heard saying to his workforce, 'I've acquired a flat tyre, guys'

That brought about Vettel's entrance wing to fly off which additionally led to Hamilton's disastrous puncture.

Hamilton was heard asking over his radio if Vettel hit him "intentionally" and stewards confirmed the conflict had been "famous".

Nevertheless, this was later clarified to affirm no investigation was happening.

Credit score must be given to the Mercedes workforce who appeared to have restricted the injury beneath excessive strain.

 Debris can be seen flying from around Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes

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Particles might be seen flying from round Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes

That didn’t cease Hamilton being lapped, although, as he continued to prop up the race with Verstappen charging forward.

It was the primary time since Barcelona in 2013 that Hamilton had been lapped – and he was executed so after Verstappen by Mercedes group-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Finally it didn’t matter as Hamilton recovered to end ninth and seal his fourth world crown, thus turning into Britain's most profitable F1 driver of all time.

LEWIS HAMILTON was catapulted to the back of the pack early on in the Mexican Grand Prix after a nightmare collision on the FIRST lap.

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