Mexico 2022! Everything you need to know...

Updated: Oct 31

This post will be updated regularly over the weekend.


With the season drawing to a close (read: I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my weekends for the next 15 weeks), the teams have landed in Mexico!


With the top spots of the championships sealed, there's still all to race for the rest of the drivers and teams, so expect an exciting race at the fan favourite circuit!


We also have some different faces in FP1 again this week: Pietro Fittipaldi driving for Haas, Jack Doohan driving for Alpine, Nyck De Vries driving for Mercedes, Logan Sargeant driving for Williams, and Liam Lawson driving for AlphaTauri.

 

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Race Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Race Schedule


(Friday & Saturday are BST, Sunday is GMT)


Friday 28th October 2022:

Free Practice 1: 19:00-20:00

Free Practice 2: 22:00-23:00


Saturday 29th October 2022:

Free Practice 3: 18:00-19:00

Qualifying: 21:00-22:00


Sunday 30th October 2022:

The Race: 20:00

 

About The Track


  • It's the home race for Red Bull's Sergio Perez

  • The drivers will complete 71 laps of the 4.304km Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

  • The lap record was set by Valtteri Bottas in 2021 at 1:17.774

  • The first GP held here was in 1961

Image taken from Formula 1 website

 

Free Practice Updates


Free Practice 1 -


Time by Teams:


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P7. 1:21.083. Completed 23 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P12. 1:21.820. Completed 20 laps.

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P9. 1:21.310. Completed 25 laps.

  • Liam Lawson driving Yuki Tsunoda's car: P16. 1:23.861. Completed 19 laps.

Lawson noted that he "has no brakes, brakes are completely gone" quite early on in the session. Towards the end of the session, his brakes did fully go and caught fire. Luckily he got out of the car and is okay, but the session did not resume.



Alpine

  • Jack Doohan driving Esteban Ocon's car: P20. 1:26.766. Completed 8 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P6. 1:20.899. Completed 26 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P10. 1:21.525. Completed 24 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P13. 1:21.865. Completed 24 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. 1:20.707. Completed 25 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P2. 1:20.753. Completed 20 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P14.

  • Pietro Fittipaldi driving Kevin Magnussen's car: P20.

Fittipaldi is told to pull over ASAP and get out of the car - for a suspected power unit failure - and causes a red flag during the session. This is twice in a row that Haas have caused a red flag in the FP1 sessions.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P8. 1:21.120. Completed 21 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P11. 1:21.762. Completed 16 laps.

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P5. 1:20.849. Completed 17 laps.

  • Nyck De Vries driving George Russell's car: P18. 1:24.582. Completed 20 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P4. 1:20.827. Completed 22 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P3. 1:20.827. Complered 22 laps.


Williams

  • Logan Sargeant driving Alex Albon's car: P17. 1:24.246. Completed 22 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P15. 1:22.912. Completed 20 laps.


OVERALL RANKINGS FOR FP1:


Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:20.707

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.046

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.120

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.120

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.142

6

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+0.192

7

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.376

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

+0.413

9

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+0.603

10

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+0.818

11

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+1.055

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.113

13

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.158

14

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+1.245

15

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+2.205

16

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

+3.154

17

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+3.539

18

Nyck De Vries

Mercedes

+3.875

19

Jack Doohan

Alpine

+3.908

20

Pietro Fittipaldi

Haas

+6.059

Free Practice 2 -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P9. 1:21.993. Completed 36 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P20. 1:23.369. Completed 34 laps.

Zhou had to pull off the track towards to end of the session, causing a red flag. FP2 will not be resumed.

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P10. 1:22.104. Completed 36 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P2. 1:20.798. Completed 30 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P3. 1:21.177. Completed 31 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P11. 1:22.337. Completed 31 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P12. 1:22.371. Completed 32 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P16. 1:22.840. Completed 23 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P8. 1:21.693. Completed 34 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P7. 1:21.618. Completed 13 laps.

Leclerc spun at Turn 7 and hit the barrier causing a red flag. He will not be able to resume, but FP2 will start again once his car is moved.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P17. 1:22.879. Completed 31 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P18. 1:23.316. Completed 20 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P14. 1:22.738. Completed 31 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P15. 1:22.763. Completed 27 laps.

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P4. 1:21.509. Completed 32 laps.

  • George Russell: P1. 1:19.970. Completed 32 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P6. 1:21.588. Completed 34 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. 1:21.579. Completed 34 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P13. 1:22.447. Completed 24 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P19. 1:23.320. Completed 34 laps.


OVERALL RANKING FOR FP2:


Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

George Russell

Mercedes

1:19.970

2

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+0.828

3

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.207

4

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+1.539

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+1.609

6

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+1.618

7

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+1.648

8

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.723

9

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+2.023

10

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+2.134

11

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+2.367

12

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+2.401

13

Alex Albon

Williams

+2.477

14

Lando Norris

McLaren

+2.768

15

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+2.793

16

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+2.870

17

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+2.909

18

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+3.346

19

Nicholas Latifi

Wlliams

+3.350

20

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+3.399


Free Practice 3 -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P8. 1:19.390. Completed 28 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P12. 1:20.019. Completed 25 laps.

AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P15. 1:20.330. Completed 24 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P9. 1:19.882. Completed 24 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P11. 1:19.960. Completed 19 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P13. 1:20.037. Completed 16 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P19. 1:20.986. Completed 22 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P16. 1:20.477. Completed 19 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P6. 1:19.301. Completed 20 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P4. 1:19.123. Completed 22 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P17. 1:20.598. Completed 24 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P20. 1:21.271. Completed 25 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P7. 1:19.317. Completed 21 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P14. 1:20.139. Completed 21 laps.

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P2. 1:18.543. Completed 23 laps.

  • George Russell: P1. 1:18.399. Completed 22 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P3. 1:18.876. Completed 18 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. 1:19. COmpleted 24 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P10. 1:19.917. Completed 18 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P18. 1:20.848. Completed 21 laps.

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

George Russell

Mercedes

1:18.399

2

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.144

3

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.477

4

Chares Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.724

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.842

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.902

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

+0.918

8

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.991

9

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.483

10

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.518

11

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.561

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.620

13

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+1.638

14

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+1.740

15

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+1.931

16

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+2.078

17

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+2.199

18

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+2.449

19

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+2.587

20

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+2.872


 

Qualifying Updates


Eliminated in Q1 -


Nicholas Latifi

Alex Albon

Lance Stroll

Sebastian Vettel

Mick Schumacher


Eliminated in Q2 -


Kevin Magnussen

Pierre Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda

Daniel Ricciardo

Zhou Guanyu


Through to Q3 -


Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso

Lando Norris

Charles Leclerc

Valtteri Bottas

Carlos Sainz

Sergio Perez

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

Max Verstappen


OVERALL RESULT OF QUALIFYING:


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:17.775

2

George Russell

Mercedes

1:18.079

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:18.084

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:18.128

5

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:18.351

6

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:18.401

7

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:18.555

8

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:18.721

9

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:18.939

10

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:19.010

11

Daniel Ricciardo