WATCH: Verstappen leads and Perez moves into podium contention at the start of the Mexico City Grand Prix
The Mexico City Grand Prix got off to an eventful start as Max Verstappen led away the Mercedes pair from pole position, but home hero Sergio Perez managed to pry P3 off George Russell into Turn 4.
Verstappen and his Red Bull team mate Perez began the race on soft tyres and both drivers used that to their advantage over the medium-shod cars of Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
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Hamilton managed to make it into P2 as the lights went out but Russell lost a place to Perez. You can imagine the crowd's roar...
Watch how the action got under way in Mexico City by hitting play in the video player above.