2022 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix

Who will win the Mexican Grand Prix?


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Formula 1 moves south from Austin into Mexico this week for the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix.

An exciting race at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend has left fans with some hope that there is still some great racing to watch at the tail end of an F1 season that has been dominated by one team and one driver.

Max Verstappen has been confirmed as a two-time drivers' champion, and his Red Bull team have now officially locked up the constructors' championship.

Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez will be doing his absolute best to win at his home race in Mexico. Perez will need to find a way past Verstappen, who is on a quest to become the first F1 driver to ever win 14 races in a season.

Sebastian Vettel gave his fans something to remember in Austin. His F1 career will draw to a close at the end of this season, but the 4-time champion proved he still possesses greatness with a masterful final lap at COTA to claim a hard-fought 8th position in the race.

Another multiple time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, nearly kept his record streak of seasons with at least one win alive last weekend, but ended up settling for 2nd after being overtaken by Verstappen in the closing laps of the race.


Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is the highest circuit on the F1 calendar. At 2,200 meters above sea level, it sits nearly three times higher than the next highest circuit. This drastic elevation change could make for some interesting results in the race as the various teams’ aero packages based on the 2022 regulations are tested for the first time.

What are your predictions for the race? Let us know in the comments below and in the attached poll.

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yes i have to cry too poor Toto :roflmao: :poop:

they had to fix RB the car a lot due to all the mercedes torpedo crashes ;):whistling:

Oh yes and of course everything made fat by skysport. Because yes, the man in the silver car must of course be the great champion with all records..

Max will stay in F1 for a while I can't have my fun in the coming years
 
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What else did you want? Public flogging? Seems pretty adequate to me, the dev time always hurts, and 7 million is a big chunk of money.
What they want is small, just a tiny thing really. Remove .037% of the Red Bull points from the year they overspent. 1.5 pts removed from MV which, when deducted, still makes him WC.
 
Red Bull sanctions of overcaming budget is joke. This is new line here now. So if we need to break rules in underdog situations, we will do it, because practically no sanctions. Max Verstappen won championship 2021 unfairfully by team and one steward. Not good sport.
 
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Red Bull sanctions of overcaming budget is joke. This is new line here now. So if we need to break rules in underdog situations, we will do it, because practically no sanctions. Max Verstappen won championship 2021 unfairfully by team and one steward. Not good sport.
I repeat what i said before. Maybe you want to take a look at all those "spicy" engines mercedes used last year. Those penalties were also a joke.
 
Being forced to listen to Karen Horner play the victim at Zak Brown's reasonable comments, cringeworthy stuff. Real piece of work that one.
Anyway, not the drivers fault, but RB's reputation has been severely diminished. Farce.
 
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It's really good to have that clarification and affirmation from the FIA that the 2021 championship was won through rule-breaking.

It's one thing to suspect cheating, but another thing entirely to have it in writing from the governing body.
 
i thought there was also a lady at the FIA who worked for the mercedes team in the past.. it stinks

yes i hope Perez will win this race
 
My poor mute button.

For crying out loud what does Sky Sports see in Danica Patrick? She re-defines VAPID.

Well, there's "ESPN Deportes". I'll just watch the Espanol feed.
 
What else did you want? Public flogging? Seems pretty adequate to me, the dev time always hurts, and 7 million is a big chunk of money.
7 millions is peanuts for Red Bull. It isn't even close to Max's title bonus or to their 2022 profit. It would hurt Red Bull if the fine would go into the 2023 cost cap, but I understand it doesn't.

The restriction on wind tunnel is the only effective penalty. What actual impact it may have is another story. Ferrari is making the point that RedBull will spend elsewhere the wind tunnel budget that they are not allowed to use, which mitigates the negative impact of the restriction - to which extent nobody knows yet.
 
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7 millions is peanuts for Red Bull. It isn't even close to Max's title bonus or to their 2022 profit. It would hurt Red Bull if the fine would go into the 2023 cost cap, but I understand it doesn't.

The restriction on wind tunnel is the only effective penalty. What actual impact it may have is another story. Ferrari is making the point that RedBull will spend elsewhere the wind tunnel budget that they are not allowed to use, which mitigates the negative impact of the restriction - to which extent nobody knows yet.
Thats the rules everybody agreed upon beforehand, even Ferrari. So If they didn't forsee any of this, it's their own fault. Of course you can spend the budget elsewhere, all teams can.
 
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