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F1 Mexico Predictions: Preview and Betting Odds for this Weekend

The Mexican Grand Prix is here! And we can expect to see a fiery race this weekend. Read on to learn more about Mexican F1 predictions and F1 betting odds.

Mexico F1 predictions: who will dominate the Mexican track? 

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Sergio Perez is going to pour his heart out onto the race track as, if he wins, he will be the first Mexican F1 driver to win a Grand Prix in his home country. 

“It has been an incredible season for the whole team and I will give 100% to win for these fans in Mexico”, said Perez.

Max Verstappen insists he will not do “favours” for teammate Sergio Perez’s home race at the Mexican Grand Prix.

While Verstappen and Red Bull have already secured the 2022 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships, Perez is still fighting for P2 in the World Championship standings, two points behind his closest rival, Charles Leclerc.

Charles Leclerc is still battling with Sergio Perez for 2nd place in the Constructors’ Championship, so expect him to bring the fire too! However, in FP2 Charles Leclerc suffered a big crash – so it’s looking like a bad start for him.

Fernando Alonso is another driver to watch out for. He has every right to be irritated following the US Grand Prix, in which Lance Stroll’s careless driving caused the Spaniard to collide with the back of Stroll’s car down the straight.

After a disheartening race in the US Grand Prix, expect Fernando Alonso to fight hard this weekend.

Mexico Grand Prix 2022: can Verstappen break any more records? 


Despite the fact that Max Verstappen and Red Bull have already secured the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles, the Dutchman says he is eager to keep winning as he approaches a new record for the most wins in a single F1 season.

If Verstappen wins this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, he will break Sebastian Vettel’s and Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 Grand Prix victories in a season.

The signs are good for Verstappen, who is the only driver to have won three Grands Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, in 2017, 2018, and 2021. You’d be crazy to bet against him winning here again this year, based on his current unstoppable form. 

Verstappen is also closing in on the Formula One record of 155 points between the winner and the second-place driver. With three races remaining this season and his current form, it would be no surprise if he continues dominating and secures that record. Our prediction: Max Verstappen to win

Mexico F1 Betting Odds

F1 Betting Odds Winner:

Max Verstappen: 8/13 

Sergio Perez: 3/1

Charles Leclerc: 7/1

Lewis Hamilton: 11/1

Carlos Sainz: 12/1

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Max Verstappen: 6/5

Charles Leclerc: 7/4

Carlos Sainz: 6/1

Sergio Perez: 9/2

Lewis Hamilton: 20/1

About the Mexican Grand Prix

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The Mexican Grand Prix first appeared on the Formula One calendar in 1963, thanks in part to the Rodriguez brothers. The 4.304km Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track, where the race is still held today, is now named after them.

Mexico City weekend preview: Altitude and weather 

The altitude is one of the characteristics that distinguishes the Autódromo Hermanos Rodrguez from other F1 circuits. It’s the highest-altitude place where races are held, and it makes a big difference in the difficulty of racing. That’s because air pressure decreases with altitude, and many components in a Formula One car rely on it to function. Lower air pressure means less air, which means reduced performance from the car. And each generation of car has its own set of problems.

The main problems will occur in the car’s engine performance, cooling and downforce. However, the altitude also impacts the drivers.

This weekend, you’ll see a lot of mechanics and other team personnel breathing heavily, especially when lifting and carrying. And there may be fewer people heading out in the evening to run the track than usual, simply because breathing in Mexico City is difficult. This of course impacts the drivers too.

The weather forecast shows a chance of rain over the next three days, but sunny spells are expected throughout the weekend. 

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