The drivers’ and manufacturers’ championships may have been decided in the previous two races. But the last three GPs of the season are still interesting.
On the one hand there are the still open issues of second places in both championships. In the score of the drivers ois just two points ahead of him Sergio Perez. The Mexican wants a great performance at home and – why not? – his first victory in his home country.
Of course, Mrhe has always been mighty in Mexico City. The Dutchman has won there three times, more times than any other driver on the current grid. Of course, Max will also be eager for a victory with which will break the record -in absolute number- of the most victories per season.
Then there is the matter of second place in the constructors’ championship. If Ferrari wins on Sunday, then it is probably secured over Mercedes until the end of the year. THEis going to use its new front wing in Mexico. We remind you that in Austin it had not been used for fear of objections to its legality.
Finally, there is the issue with the sentence we expect to be imposed onfor breaching the budget limit in 2021. Logically, this will be announced after the match. So we should expect a continuation of the war of declarations in Mexico.
The circuit was built in 1959 within the grounds of Magdalena Mixhuca Park in Mexico City. It hosted Grand Prix from 1963 to 1970 and from 1986 to 1992. It was reformed by Tilke and returned to the calendar in 2015. It was a direct consequence of the high popularity he enjoys in his countrybut also because of the many high-profile Mexican sponsors who have invested in the sport.
The track is located at an altitude of 2,229 meters, by far the largest of the championship tracks. This implies a lower density of atmospheric air and consequently variation of aerodynamic elements required by single-seaters. The 4,304 km route is from the flat ones in the program as only 2.8 meters separate the highest and lowest point. The main changes it has undergone during its reconstruction are found in the differentiation of the Esses and the change of Peraltada’s famous last stanza.
Only the second half remains of this parabolic banked turn as the first has been replaced by a slow cluster reminiscent of a football field. An undoubtedly impressive imageon whose altar one of the most beautiful circuit points in the world was sacrificed.
There are two DRS zones, with the first being on the… endless main straight and the second on the next one offering good opportunities for overtaking. The detection point, like in Hungary, is common and is inside the stadium just before the Peraltada entrance. The match ends after 71 rounds.
Pirelli is bringing to Mexico the same tires it brought to Austin. Thus, C2, C3 and C4 will have the roles of hard, medium and soft respectively. Nevertheless, the track in Mexico City poses a very different challenge from the one in Texas.
The asphalt is smooth and the road surface without many irregularities. Consequently tthe bet for engineers is to avoid slips in the slow turns of the circuit. This feature maybe help Ferrari against Red Bull and Mercedes. The F1-75 could from the beginning of the year generate more grip on its tires.
As the track is not used very often, the traction is expected to increase during the three days significantly. Logically, the race will come out with a pit-stop. As in Austin so in Mexico City FP2 will be dedicated to testing theof 2023. Next year’s soft tires will be tested this time.
The three-day event will be televised by ERT but also her Cosmos TV. The broadcast times of each season are:
- Friday 28/10
- Saturday 29/10
23:00: Qualifying tests
- Sunday 30/10
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