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Old 27th October 2017, 12:11   #1
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Formula 1 - The 2017 Mexican GP (October 27th - October 29th):

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Track Layout

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Track Data

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Race Timing

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Drivers Championship standings

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Constructors standings

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2017 Mexican Grand Prix track preview:

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez offers the best of both worlds: A permanent F1-specification circuit nestling in one of the world’s largest cities.

This is the track’s third spell on the F1 calendar and both times it has returned changes had to be made to bring it up to current safety standards.

In 1986 that meant losing the ultra-fast right-hander at the start of the lap in favour of a quick chicane. Later in the lap a very sharp hairpin where the track virtually doubled-back on itself was eased. The flowing Esses and staggering quick Peraltada at the end of the lap remained untouched.

But for the circuit’s 2015 return much of the remaining quick corners were toned down. The first three corners are much tighter, as is the the following sequence of bends. The Esses is now a much briefer sequence of corners.

The biggest change was the loss of the Peraltada. When F1 left after 1992 a baseball pitch was built on the inside of the turn. That plus the fact there is a road running along the back of the circuit left no opportunity to continue using the corner. Besides, routing the track through the Foro Sol stadium has helped create a unique atmosphere and viewing opportunity at the track, even if the cars pass through it very slowly.

In other respects the track has clearly improved. The vicious bumps which prompted strenuous complaints from drivers in the nineties have been substantially eased.

The track also sees some of the highest speeds of the year. This is despite the fact its many slow corners mean teams put Hungaroring levels of downforce on their cars. Mexico City’s high altitude means the air is thinner and therefore doesn’t generate as much downforce or drag. It lies 2,200m above sea level which is 1,400m above the next-highest track on the calendar, Brazil’s Interlagos.

The altitude also has an effect on the power units. “The thinner air means the turbo has to spin at a higher rate to input enough oxygen into the internal combustion engine,” explains Renault’s Remi Taffin. “It actually spins around 8% more in Mexico than in Abu Dhabi.”

The track offers fairly low grip and Pirelli has brought its softest tyre selection for this weekend’s race

Source: F1fanatic

Tyre Selection
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I suspect Tyre Selection grab is of last year, right?

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I suspect Tyre Selection grab is of last year, right?

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Yes, looks like one of the site from which I downloaded from is having the wrong one posted and I didn't notice it.

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McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will both be hit with sizeable grid penalties at this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix, after taking on an array of new Honda power unit elements.

Alonso, having hinted at changes, will run a new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), MGU-H and Turbo Charger at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, resulting in a 20-place drop.

Vandoorne, who also started at the back of the grid in the United States, will use a new ICE, MGU-K, MGU-H, Turbo Charger, Energy Store and Control Electronics, meaning a 35-place drop.

A spokesperson for Honda explained to GPUpdate.net that Mexico City "isn't a strong circuit for us, so it made sense to introduce new parts here for remaining races".

Under current Formula 1 regulations, drivers are permitted to use only four of each of the six elements that make up the power unit before grid penalties are imposed.

The first time a fifth element is used, a 10-place grid penalty will be imposed, with a five-place drop issued the first time a fifth of any of the remaining elements is used.

The first time a sixth element is used, a 10-place grid penalty will be imposed, and so on.

Alonso and Vandoorne will continue at McLaren in 2018, but with Renault power.
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Nothing new here. Some massive grid drops for both McLaren cars.

So Mercedez feel that this circuit won't favour them.
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Friday Practice 1 and Friday Practice 2 Results:


Friday Practice 1

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Friday Practice 2

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Midfield is going to be interesting as their timings are very close and even in the Constructors' standing, only 25 points separates Williams, Toro Rosso, Renault and Haas.

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Verstappen tops the final free practice

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So Mercedez feel that this circuit won't favour them.
This is an unusual circuit where the cars run at maximum downforce owing to the high altitude.*

Some of Mercedes's most difficult weekends this season have come with the car running at maximum downforce, so we can expect a tough and close-fought battle with both Ferrari and Red Bull.
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Amazing qualifying session, Verstappen was really good but Vettel did a repeat of Singapore, snatched pole from Verstappen in last lap.

Amazing drive by Vettel & Verstappen , Hamilton was not even close. I hope stewards don't again end up giving another penalty to Verstappen for Impending.

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It almost looked like Verstappen will get his 1st pole position in F1 but Vettel had other ideas and took away the pole after a Superb final run.

The start is going to be very interesting tomorrow with Vettel, Verstappen and Hamilton at the front.

Ocon had a very good run too and starts ahead of Ricciardo.

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Hamilton going to Vettel and shaking hands, this is what it is about! Love to see these two, also Hamilton walking around the Ferrari like a detective

Love this kind of relationship between drivers, super competitive on the track, nothing but respect off track and a little banter inbetween.

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Amazing qualifying session, Verstappen was really good but Vettel did a repeat of Singapore, snatched pole from Verstappen in last lap.
Hope the similarity ends there, we don't want a repeat of Singapore start, do we?

Anyway, this is what Formula 1 wants, three great teams fighting for the pole position as well as victory. Hopefully next year's championship will be more interesting with Mclaren and Renault coming into the mix.

Max is running the latest spec Renault engine, which is supposed to be .2 sec quicker around Austin. Not sure that alone explain the gap to Dani Ricc.
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The start is going to be very interesting tomorrow with Vettel, Verstappen and Hamilton at the front.

Ocon had a very good run too and starts ahead of Ricciardo.
Singapore all over again!! In a weird sort of way Vettel is the one with the least to lose in the first three. Verstappen is desperate to prove the he is upto the challenge of Red Bull "building a team around him" and Hamilton needs to finish 5th to ensure he lock down the title here. However I wonder whether Mercedes would have compromised the car setup to sacrifice qualifying pace for race pace.

Ocon has done well for himself or is it Riccardo losing out. In the Renault camp the Hulk has out qualified his new team mate which would have been a relief.

Verstappen is under investigation for impeding Bottas in qualifying so there might be something coming out of that.

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Max Verstappen has avoided a penalty for allegedly impeding Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during qualifying for the Mexican GP.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...alifying-block
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Great Quali.. 3 teams going for it. Would have been nice to see Max get his 1st Pole.

Interesting intra team results, with quite a few big gaps. Ricciardo/Vandoorne/Perez really suffered.

Surprise of weekend so far is McLaren's pace, thought they would suffer much more, but the car looks beautifully balanced. Im sure the race will be another story with the low top speed.

Usually if Mercedes have a poor quali, it doesnt improve in the race.
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