F1 update – Mexican GP
Round 19 of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship took the teams and drivers to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit in Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen notched up his sixteenth win of the year by heading home Mercedes Lewis Hamilton with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finishing third.
Mexican GP – top 5:
- 1st: Max Verstappen – Red Bull
- 2nd: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
- 3rd: Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
- 4th: Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
- 5th: Lando Norris – McLaren
- McLaren’s Lando Norris put in a stellar drive from seventeenth on the grid to finish fifth.
- Red Bull’s Sergio Perez was an early retirement in his home race after the opening lap due to a collision with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
- Haas’s Kevin Magnussen would crash out on lap 32 with suspension failure which bought out the red flag.
- Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso would retire for the second race running due to damage to his car following a collision.
- Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas would pick up a 5 second penalty for colliding with Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll, the latter would retire with damage to his car.
- Mercedes chief technical officer Mike Elliott has left his role at the team.
- 2023 Formula-E champion Jake Dennis will get a run out for Red Bull in FP1 at Abu Dhabi later this year.
- In F2 2023 Formula 3 runner up Zak O’Sullivan will race in F2 in 2024 for ART, also he will get an FP1 outing for Williams at Abu Dhabi later this year, whislt fellow Williams Academy driver Franco Colapinto will take part in the young driver test for the team.
The next round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship will take at the Autrodromo Carlos Pace in Interlagos, Brazil for the Sao Paolo Grand Prix on 3rd to 5th November.
Aston and regular contributor Cameron Perkins with the latest from the world of Formula 1.
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