The Mexican Grand Prix race left us with a new victory for Max Verstappen, who clearly prevailed thanks to outperforming Mercedes in strategy, by relying on the soft tire, ultimately the best race tire, while Mercedes trusted the hard one, without better results. Verstappen took the race, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Pérez. The Ferrari signed the worst race of the season, having to lose performance for reliability. Daniel Ricciardo took the midfield by strategy and by taking advantage of an incorrect approach by Alpine and McLaren.
The local rider, Sergio Pérez, did not have the desired weekend in front of his fans, who did not stop cheering him on despite that. The Mexican returned to the podium at home, repeating last season’s result, but will continue to seek victory next year.
The race was one of the cleanest of the season, with only a very small period of virtual safety car due to the power failure in Fernando Alonso’s car, with a duration that did not reach one lap, and also without local yellow flags . A race as could be expected, of pure position on the track, in which it was very difficult to overtake, and that led almost everything to speed on the track, making it a very static race, possibly the most static of the second part of the season.
In addition, the Ferraris completed one of their worst weekends of the season. The Italians finished fifth and sixth in the race, finishing more than fifty seconds behind the Red Bulls. With this result, Carlos Sainz falls in the drivers’ championship behind both Mercedes, Leclerc loses a lot of ground with Pérez and Mercedes cuts points to the Scuderia in the constructors’ world championship.
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