Mercedes claimed its fifth title after Hamilton inherited victory from a spun-out Verstappen.
But Vettel admitted that defeat in Mexico was hard to stomach.
A difficult fourth place was enough for Hamilton to seal his fifth world title.
Hamilton is odds-on to win the title tomorrow — so long as he makes it through the first corner.
Force India deliberately targeted a Q2 elimination to win free tyre choice for the start of the race.
Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen aren’t worried about mutually assured destruction in Mexico.
It’s Ricciardo’s first pole outside Monaco and RBR’s first front-row lockout in almost five years.
Red Bull Racing may have dominate practice at the Mexican Grand Prix, but Daniel Ricciardo says he isn’t naive enough to think Mercedes and Ferrari won’t join the battle for pole tomorrow.
Mercedes needs to improve “lots of different things” to vie for pole at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel says understanding the tyres will be key to turning around Ferrari’ poor practice pace.