We were thrown back to the good ol’ days of the 2021 season with the United States Grand Prix throwing up a deliciously tense battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen for the win last weekend. Ultimately, the Red Bull’s straight line speed saw them pip the Mercedes to the line and seal their first Constructors Title (and the first non-Mercedes) since 2013. There are still plenty of storylines left to resolve over the remainder of the season, however, so check out SinkorSwimSports as we present our latest F1 predictions with our preview for the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix this weekend.
Race Information And Schedule
Max Verstappen and Red Bull won the 2021 Mexico Grand Prix last year, with the Dutchman performing a stellar double overtake on Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas off the line. Hamilton would finish in second place, with Sergio Perez becoming the first Mexican to finish on the podium in the country by finishing third.
The 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix weekend will kick off on Friday 28th October with the customary FP1 and FP2 sessions, taking place from 13:00-14:00 (19:00-20:00 BST) and 16:00-17:30 (22:00-23:30) local time.
Free Practice 3 will be on Saturday 29th October from 12:00-13:00 (18:00-19:00), before Qualifying at 15:00-16:00 (21:00-22:00). The Grand Prix itself will be on Sunday 30th October, with lights out slated for 14:00 (20:00).
What Is The Weather Forecast For The Mexican Grand Prix?
Saturday Qualifying Weather Forecast
Maximum Temperature Expected: 11 Celsius
Minimum Temperature Expected: 26 Celsius
Chance of Rain: 40%
Sunday Race Weather Forecast
Maximum Temperature Expected: 13 Celsius
Minimum Temperature Expected: 24 Celsius
Chance of Rain: 40%
Mexico City Grand Prix Predictions And Latest F1 Odds
Mexico City has a reputation for being one of the faster tracks on the 2022 Formula 1 calendar, but there are a slew of slow corners to contend with as well. The hanger straight at Austin proved to be the crucial feature in allowing Max Verstappen’s Red Bull to get past the Ferraris and Mercedes in the US Grand Prix, so the question will be whether Mexico’s long start line straight will provide the same sort of opportunity this weekend.
With both World Championships wrapped up, Verstappen and Red Bull now have the opportunity of breaking the record for the most wins in a single season. The Dutchman has three opportunities to break Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins a season, which might pose a conundrum if it comes down to potentially denying Sergio Perez a maiden win in his home race.
Elsewhere around the grid, Ferrari’s issues with tyre degradation has continued to plague them on a Sunday with Charles Leclerc finishing over 2 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton and comfortably off the pace in the final deciding laps.
Ultimately, whilst this Red Bull continues to look sluggish in Saturday Qualifying, it has looked like a different animal on race day. Verstappen in particular has just been in a league of his own, only being denied victory through technical issues so far this year. An 11-second pitstop couldn’t deny him victory in Austin and, barring any serious team order decisions, we think it’ll be another record-breaking weekend for the Dutchman.
In our latest F1 odds over at BETUS, Max Verstappen is no surprise the favorite for the race win here at +160. Charles Leclerc is next in line at +750, with an emotional win for Sergio Perez available at +900.
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