Scuderia Ferrari finished Mexican Grand Prix with 18 points, thanks to a fifth-place finish for Charles Leclerc and sixth-place finish for teammate Carlos Sainz.
As had been the case earlier in the weekend, the race result pretty accurately reflected the hierarchy among the teams, with the two teams battling for the world championship having a clear advantage over the rest of the pack, with the middle of the field a close race.
While Leclerc and Sainz tried to exert pressure on Gasly, they pitted at different times and switched positions at different points during the race, showing once again their spirit of cooperation. Nevertheless, the result, came similar to Austin and was deemed sufficient. As a result, the Scuderia moved back into third place in the Constructors' standings (13.5 points), with the biggest gap yet this season.
Leclerc comments, "Fifth and sixth is a solid result to take home from this weekend, as the race turned out a bit different to how we had expected."
He adds, "My first stint on the Mediums was strong and my pace was very competitive. We stopped relatively early for Hards to try and put pressure on Gasly ahead of us, while Carlos went long to create a tyre delta and try to challenge him towards the end of the race."
He continues, "We swapped positions but unfortunately, neither of us managed to catch him. His pace was quite a surprise today.
On my side, I struggled on the Hard tyres on my second stint."
He concludes, "However, as a whole, I think that today was a good day and an example of our team spirit."