Before the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix, only three teams had scored over 100 wins in Formula One: Ferrari, McLaren and Williams. But Mercedes joined the exclusive club in Mexico, after a superb drive by Lewis.
Victory looked possible but unlikely for Lewis after the first lap, due to a clash with Verstappen and trip across the grass dropping him to fifth. He’d also picked up minor floor and front wing damage in the contact.
However, his execution of a one-stop strategy was close to perfect. Lewis gained places when Leclerc and Albon, on two-stop races, pitted early and then passed Vettel with the undercut. Despite the tyre age offset, he was able to keep out of reach of the Ferrari to claim the 100th win in F1 for Mercedes.