Max Verstappen last weekend claimed his 50th Formula 1 win of his career during the United States Grand Prix, but there is no rest for him. The next test of strength is already on the program: the Grand Prix in Mexico.
It is very exciting for Sergio Perez, because he wants to prove himself in his home country.
Sergio Perez wants to win
This time the eyes will not be on Max Verstappen, but on his teammate. It would be a dream for him to one day take victory at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
It is not only important for Pires to win in front of his home crowd, but especially to secure second place in the world rankings. With only a few races left to plan, things could still go either way. Lewis Hamilton is breathing down his neck and has been in good form in recent weeks. Hamilton finished on the podium last Sunday, but was forced to give up this position shortly after the ceremony because he was disqualified. Huge downer for him. So he will be very keen to take the podium again this weekend.
Perez currently leads by 39 points. But can he expand this weekend?
Max Verstappen is mainly interested in breaking his own records. If he wins this again in Mexico (he has also won the past two races in Mexico), he will achieve sixteen Grand Prix victories in a single season. Last year he won fifteen. But with a few more races planned, it will probably work out.
After the sprint races in Qatar and the United States, drivers and spectators will once again see a regular Formula 1 race. Just like the American Grand Prix, it will be a bit late, since there is a time difference of eight hours. But because the clocks go back one hour at night from Saturday to Sunday (winter time), that frees up another hour in the race.
Below you’ll find exactly all the times you need to be ready.
Mexico GP schedule (Dutch time)
Friday 27 October
8:30pm – 9:30pm: First free training
00.00 – 01.00: Second free training
Saturday 28 October
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Third Free Practice
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Qualification
Sunday 29 October
9 p.m.: The race
To look at
All sessions can be watched on Viaplay and F1 TV PRO. NOS broadcasts the post-race recap at 11:22pm on NPO1. The summary can also be viewed on Ziggo.
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