F1 update – Mexican GP
The latest round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship was held on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit in Mexico for the Mexican Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took his record breaking 14th of the season by winning the Mexican Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton who finished 2nd with Sergio Perez in front of his home fans in the second Red Bull finishing 3rd.
Mexican GP top 5:
1st: Max Verstappen – Red Bull
2nd: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
3rd: Sergio Perez – Red Bull
4th: George Russell – Mercedes
5th: Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
Ferrari endured a very difficult weekend by being off the pace which saw both their drivers Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finish 5th & 6th respectively.
McLaren had a good weekned as both Daniel Ricciardo and his team mate Lando Norris both scoring points by finishing 7th & 9th respectively.
Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas scored points for the first since Canadian Grand Prix by finishing 10th.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso was running 9th until lap 64 when he would retire from the race with an engine failure.
Lap 50 saw McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda collided at turn 6 which saw the latter retire with damage to the car and former handed a 10 second time penalty for causing the collision.
The cost cap saga was finally resolved over the Mexican Grand Prix weekend which saw Red Bull fined $7 million and handed a 10% reduction on aero testing for a minor breach of the cost cap rules, whilst Aston Martin were handed $450k fine for a procedural breach of the cost cap rules.
Former Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri has passed away at the age of 87, he was instrumental to Ferrari winning 4 drivers titles and 7 constructors titles during the 1960s and 70s and was also instrumental in producing the first rear wing on a Formula 1 car in 1968.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso had his 7th place finish in the United States Grand Prix reinstated after successful appeal from his team which claimed that Haas’s appeal was not suficient.
The next round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship will take the teams and drivers to the Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paolo, Brazil for the Sao Paolo Grand Prix on 11th to 13th November.
Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest Formula 1 update.
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