This time it was his lap time, the recordboeken in, after Sebastian Vettel last year with 1.16.488 the fastest time ever on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez had clocked up.
The Dutchman continued in the Mexican morning, first time of 1.16.385 down, after which he just before the close of the session a spectacular time of 1.16.284 down.
A lap record which no one in the neighborhood came. So did number 2 Lewis Hamilton 0.254 seconds longer, while from the seventh position (Carlos Sainz) all of the drivers on more than a second.
At 20.00 hour Dutch time the qualification for the tomorrow to keep racing.