أرشيف وسم ‘ Mexican Grand Prix ’

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gutiérrez struggled in his home race

Esteban Gutiérrez finished 19th in the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday after surviving getting sandwiched between Marcus Ericsson’s Sauber and Pascal Wehrlein’s Manor through turn one at the start of the race. Despite contact that sent Wehrlein spinning off track and into Ericsson and then into the barriers, Gutiérrez emerged unscathed in 14th. The accident triggered the Virtual Safety Car and after a handful of drivers headed to the pits for service, the Mexican managed to keep his position. Shortly after the race went green on […]

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hamilton keeps title hopes alive with Mexico win

Lewis Hamilton moved level with Alain Prost on the all-time winners' list with a dominant victory at the Mexican Grand Prix after a turn-one scare, but championship leader Nico Rosberg limited the damage by taking second. Hamilton locked-up into the first corner and ran across the grass, but retained his lead, while Rosberg too held station despite being forced off the track by Max Verstappen. Hamilton was unchallenged thereafter, crossing the line more than eight seconds clear of his team-mate, but the German's 19-point championship […]

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hamilton on pole as Rosberg pips Red Bulls

Lewis Hamilton eased to his tenth pole position of 2016 season in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix, but team-mate Nico Rosberg crucially grabbed second place at the death after struggling throughout the session. Hamilton put in a 1:18.704 on his first run in Q3, and though he just missed out on an improvement with his final flying lap, he wound up fastest by two and a half tenths. Rosberg was fourth heading into the closing stages of Q3 after a tricky afternoon for the […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Was Red Bull aggressive enough in Mexico?

Mexico was a strange race for many reasons and doing well was all about taking care not to fall into the trap of believing your own assumptions. Year two in a new venue, there were some assumptions from last year that needed to be debunked. There were 21 overtakes last year. But the reality was that most of those overtakes happened because teams had underestimated the braking requirements at altitude and this year were more prepared, so overtaking was really difficult. And that meant no […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Raikkonen unhappy with Bottas after clash

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen admitted he was expecting contact with Valtteri Bottas at some point in the wake of their clash during the closing stages of the Russian Grand Prix. Raikkonen collided with Bottas on the last lap in Sochi as the pair contested third spot in an incident which was blamed on the Ferrari driver. The duo made contact again in Mexico, when Bottas was attempting to pass the yet-to-pit Raikkonen through the Turn 4/5 complex. Raikkonen was eliminated in the incident while Bottas […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Hulkenberg upbeat over 'clean race'

Nico Hulkenberg expressed his happiness after putting in a 'clean' performance at the Mexican Grand Prix to end a string of sub-par results. Hulkenberg arrived in Mexico having retired from three of the last four races due to accident damage but stayed out of trouble to collect seventh at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. "It was a good race, although I was quite lonely for most of it," he said. "We couldn't have gotten any more from it so I feel very happy with the result. […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Vettel takes blame for Mexico exit

Sebastian Vettel accepted responsibility after he crashed out of a Formula 1 race for the first time in five years at the Mexican Grand Prix. Vettel made contact with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo at the start and sustained a puncture, which dropped him to the back of the pack. Vettel spun at Turn 7 while recovering positions and subsequently crashed out of the race at the same corner. "I had a bad start, and obviously after the contact with Daniel I was very angry, but […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Mexican Grand Prix: Driver Ratings

Nico Rosberg returned to the top step of the podium as Mercedes clinched another 1-2. F1Zone.net presents its Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings. 44 | Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | G: 2nd | R: 2nd | 8/10 Hamilton appeared subdued throughout practice and qualifying but remained confident that focusing on race set-up would pay dividends. However, he remained marginally adrift throughout the race and could never get close enough to Rosberg to even attempt a move. 6 | Nico Rosberg | Mercedes | G: 1st […]

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Rosberg felt in control throughout race

Nico Rosberg says he felt in control of proceedings throughout the Mexican Grand Prix as he ended his eight-race win drought at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Rosberg led from pole position and kept Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at bay to secure his fourth win of 2015, moving ahead of Sebastian Vettel into second in the championship. "Amazing, amazing day, great race, great battle with Lewis, I'm just really happy to get the win." Mercedes had originally planned to stop just once but made a second […]

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Bottas sees no reason for Raikkonen talks

Valtteri Bottas says there is no reason for him to talk to countryman Kimi Raikkonen after the pair collided for the second time in three races at the Mexican Grand Prix. Bottas and Raikkonen collided at Turn 5, with the Ferrari driver sustaining terminal damage to the right rear of the car, while Bottas went on to finish on the podium. The stewards deemed the collision to be a racing incident and Bottas sees no reason for further talks with his rival. "I don’t know […]

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Rosberg dominates for Mexican GP win

Nico Rosberg claimed his fourth victory of 2015 after dominating proceedings at the Mexican Grand Prix, as the event returned following a 23-year absence. Rosberg led away from pole position and kept Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at bay to register a 1-2 for the squad, securing his first win since Austria. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas survived a clash with Kimi Räikkönen to take his second podium of the year. Ferrari suffered its first double retirement since 2006 as both Sebastian Vettel and Räikkönen crashed out. Rosberg […]

Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Vettel sure of stronger race pace

Sebastian Vettel is sure that Ferrari will be able to display stronger race pace after he qualified in third position for the Mexican Grand Prix. Vettel was four-tenths of a second slower than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and while admits he tried 'everything' in Q3, he is confident of showing greater pace in race trim. "In the end we were hoping for it to be a bit closer but in the end it wasn’t," he explained. "I think already already in Q2, in Q1 to be […]