The Mexican GP promises to be an extremely interesting race. Against all odds, Mercedes managed to place both cars on the front row of the grid and beat Red Bull on a track where Max Verstappen was clearly the big favourite.
Valtteri Bottas caused a big surprise in qualifying yesterday by taking pole position for the Mexican GP. Lewis Hamilton ensured that Mercedes occupied the entire front row with the second time. Max Verstappen and Red Bull suffered a mental blow but they hope to hit back during the race.
After all, until the battle for pole, Red Bull dominated and it is therefore a question of whether Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez can strike back during the race. Already at the start they get a first chance because after the start follows a very long straight on which the drivers on the front row are probably at a disadvantage.
After all, the other drivers can then dive into the slipstream and get a much-discussed ‘tow’ towards the first corner. In addition, it will also be looking forward to how Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will try to defend their positions on the front row and who will take the first corner first.
In addition, Red Bull probably also has a very good race speed. In addition, there is a good chance that Mercedes and Red Bull will eventually bring out ‘team orders’.
So a lot of ingredients that can spice up the race and ensure a super exciting race.
1 77 V. Bottas Mercedes2 44 L. Hamilton Mercedes3 33 M. Verstappen Red Bull4 11 S. Perez Red Bull5 10 P. Gasly AlphaTauri6 55 C. Sainz Ferrari7 3 D. Ricciardo McLaren8 16 C. Leclerc Ferrari9 5 S. Vettel Aston Martin10 7 K. Räikkönen Alfa Romeo11 99 A. Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo12 14 F. Alonso Alpine13 6 N. Latifi Williams14 47 M. Schumacher Haas F115 9 N. Mazepin Haas F116 63 G. Russell Williams +5 pos., Gearbox17 22 Y. Tsoda AlphaTauri new engine, rear start18 4 L. Norris McLaren new engine, rear start19 31 E. Ocon Alpine new engine, rear start20 18 L. Stroll Aston Martin new engine, rear start
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