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F1 Mexico GP top predictions and odds
Hermanos Rodriguez has been one of Verstappen’s most successful tracks. The Dutchman has won two in a row, and four of the last five in Mexico City. As the man to beat on Friday, the 2023 champion looks set for another good weekend – but what about the rest of the field?
Sergio Perez podium finish @ 6/5 (2.2)
Perez has only been on the podium once since the summer break – a starking contrast to his 2022 form. Last year, the Mexican driver had already made three trips to the rostrum over the same span, which even featured a win in Singapore.
But there are reasons to believe that things could change this weekend. Perez was third and fifth during Friday’s practice sessions. In FP2, the Red Bull driver finished behind Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas – two drivers that, at least in theory, he could get ahead of on Saturday and Sunday. Perez finished third in his home Grand Prix last year, and a much needed repeat could be in his cards for 2023.
Daniel Ricciardo points finish @ 6/5 (2.2)
Ricciardo was one of the stars on Friday. In only his second weekend back from the hand injury that kept him on the sideline for five GPs, the AlphaTauri driver was firmly in the top 10 through Friday’s sessions. After finishing eighth in FP1, the Australian did even better in FP2, moving up to sixth place.
Ricciardo was pretty confident as well, saying that Q3 and a points finish were his goals for the weekend. Given his pace on Friday, these are very realistic goals.
F1 Mexico GP weather condition
Unlike the previous two races, which saw temperatures climb up to the 30°C range, drivers will race under slightly cooler conditions in Mexico City. The forecast for the weekend has a maxium temperature of 26°C for Saturday’s and Sunday’s sessions. There is a very small chance of rain (10%).
F1 Mexico GP important details
- How can I watch the Mexico GP in the UK? Fans in the UK can watch the Mexico Grand Prix live on Sky Sports, both on TV and streaming. NOW is also an option for streaming.
- When is the Mexico GP? The Mexico Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, October 29th. The race will start at 8:00 pm GMT.
- Which tyres are available for the Mexico GP? Pirelli and F1 have decided to take the C3, C4 and C5 compounds to Mexico. The most common combination run throughout the year, these are the softest compounds available. While the layout isn’t particularly rough on tyres, the low grip on the asphalt, combined with the reduced aerodynamic effect as a result of the high altitude, could lead to excessive wear. We will likely see the race turn into a two-stopper, much like the US GP last weekend.
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