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Red Bull dominates last practice session Mexican GP, ​​Mercedes at a distance

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There is always a special atmosphere in Mexico, especially since the race weekend is usually organized while in Mexico ‘The Feast of the Dead’ takes place. In addition, there is always an exuberant atmosphere in the stands.

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Also during this final practice session, the drivers are still looking for the limits of the track and the car.

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Halfway through the practice session, home driver Sergio Perez set the fastest time and that naturally caused some crazy scenes in the stands.

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World champions were also clearly outwitted by the circuit. The first corner in particular proved to be a huge challenge for the drivers several times this weekend.

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A striking number of drivers made mistakes during the session, and certainly not only in the infamous first corner of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

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With just under fifteen minutes left on the clock, Max Verstappen’s F1 car was diligently tinkered with.

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In the end, it was teammate Sergio Perez who set the fastest time at the end of the session, to the delight of the home crowd, of course.

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Max Verstappen followed just under two tenths of Perez. At Mercedes they will have to conjure up their hats in the run-up to qualifying because Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were more than six tenths slower than Perez. Red Bull with both cars on top and as the big favorite towards qualifying.

01 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1: 17.024 15

02 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.217 12

03 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.675 14

04 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 17.708 17

05 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 18.029 20

06 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 18.037 25

07 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 18.121 15

08 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:18.202 18

09 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 18.213 20

10 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 18.312 16

11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:18.352 20

12 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 18.531 22

13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 18.556 19

14 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:18.614 17

15 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:18.847 15

16 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:18.999 17

17 George Russell Williams 1:19.211 19

18 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:19.238 14

19 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:19.313 12

20 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:20.479 15

More F1 news:Lewis Hamilton: “We are really behind Red Bull, they are faster than us”Mercedes: “Mexico is our weakest circuit, in 2019 we lost the battle for pole by half a second”Red Bull: “We fear that Mercedes is still holding something up”Lewis Hamilton criticizes radio messages Max Verstappen: “Children are also watching”Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc wants to do something ‘special’ at the Mexican GP

(F1journaal.be)

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