The SRHF1 2017 season has come to an end with a victory from Argenis Riera in Abu Dhabi. It was a race too late for the defending Champion after scoring the Pole Position and Win at the Yas Marina Circuit. Had this result occurred in Brazil, we would've had a Championship showdown in the last race after Montero retired early from this race with electronics issues, scoring zero points. Glen Thomas scored his third podium of the season with a second place, while Cory Mackey finished in 3rd after leading the race and suffer from electronics issues that set him back a couple of places towards the end of the race.
Ezequiel Montero and Renault have sealed both championships after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. After what it looked like a promising qualifying for Argenis Riera starting from Pole Position, it all quickly went downhill for the defending champion in the initial laps. Riera was put under tremendous pressure from Montero and decided to pit early only to come out right behind Martinez in the second Renault. This ultimately led to a collision and a retirement for Riera on lap 18. This meant that Montero only needed to finish 8th or better to clinch the championship, and so did he by winning the race. Otto Acosta had a remarkable comeback after starting last on the grid and finishing second, while Sasha McHenry scored his first podium by finishing in third just ahead of his teammate Cory Mackey.
Ezequiel Montero is now one step closer to clinching his maiden championship after winning the Mexican Grand Prix. The recently signed Sauber driver Glen Thomas had an impressive race and finished in second place, while Argenis Riera saw all hopes of defending his crown diminish after spinning coming into the pits and losing the brakes in the last few laps of the race. After this result, Montero only needs to out-score Riera by 4 points in Brazil and the 2017 Drivers Champions title will be his. On the teams' side, McLaren will need to out-score Renault by 18 points or more in Brazil if they are to remain with mathematical hopes of winning the title. Will we see both championships getting decided in two weeks time when we travel to Interlagos? Stay tuned for the penultimate round of the SRHF1 2017 season from the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.