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The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:50 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 19th round of the 2018 season taking place in Mexico between the 26th of October and the 28th of October.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Mexico click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Mexico close at the start of Saturday practice
The event timetable for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 15:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 19:00 GMT

Saturday
3rd Practice 10:00 local time - 15:00 GMT
Qualifying 13:00 local time - 18:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 13:00 local time - 18:00 GMT

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Re: The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:09 pm

This weekend we are heading South of the border, down Mexico way.

After last weekend's event in Austin, the probability of a Mercedes is not quiet so certain. With the altitude of Mexico City, some of the advantages of the higher powered Mercedes and Ferrari will be moderated. That, and the downforce generated by the Newey designed chassis of the Red Bull, leads us to what should be an exciting race.

The revival of Renault in the US grand prix, the rebirth of Force India and the improvements in the Sauber, Haas and Toro Rosso teams has really opened up the mid-field battle.

Unfortunately for McLaren and Williams, their development of their 2018 machines has eased with most resources switched to the development of next years machines.

We will wait and see.........

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Re: The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:06 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:16.656	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:17.139	Daniel Ricciardo   Red Bull Racing 
3	1:17.926	Carlos Sainz	   Renault
4	1:18.028	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
5	1:18.075	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
6	1:18.322	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
7	1:18.746	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
8	1:18.936	Kimi Räikkönen	   Ferrari
9	1:19.024	Brendon Hartley	   Toro Rosso
10	1:19.078	Nicholas Latifi	   Force India 
11	1:19.124	Sergio Perez	   Force India
12	1:19.134	Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber
13	1:19.276	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
14	1:19.312	Marcus Ericsson	   Sauber
15	1:19.646	Lando Norris	   McLaren
16	1:19.716	Stoffel Vandoorne  McLaren
17	1:19.853	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
18	1:19.899	Sergey Sirotkin	   Williams
19	1:20.142	Lance Stroll	   Williams
20	No Time		Pierre Gasly	   Toro Rosso
Romain Grosjean carries a 3 place grid penalty into this event for his Austin indiscretions.
Pierre Gasly will start rear of grid for and additional Spec B power unit that is installed for this event.

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Re: The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:28 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time	Driver		  Team
1	1:16.720	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
2	1:16.873	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
3	1:17.953	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
4	1:17.954	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
5	1:18.046	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
6	1:18.061	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
7	1:18.100	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
8	1:18.133	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
9	1:18.140	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
10	1:18.167	Sergio Perez	  Force India 
11	1:18.485	Esteban Ocon	  Force India 
12	1:18.733	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
13	1:19.024	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
14	1:19.047	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
15	1:19.096	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
16	1:19.219	Lance Stroll	  Williams
17	1:19.322	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
18	1:19.335	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
19	1:19.543	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
20	1:19.670	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
This weekend with be about tyre management. With Hyper, Ultra and Super softs the options for the weekend, just how hard to push and how many laps each set is capable of, strategy will play an important role.
Max Verstappen had a power failure near the end of practice similar to Ricciardo's in Austin.

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Re: The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:35 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:16.284	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
2	1:16.538	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
3	1:16.566	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
4	1:17.028	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
5	1:17.045	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
6	1:17.059	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
7	1:17.336	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
8	1:17.525	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
9	1:17.565	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
10	1:17.623	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
11	1:17.731	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
12	1:17.819	Sergio Perez	  Force India 
13	1:18.145	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
14	1:18.445	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
15	1:18.548	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
16	1:18.637	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
17	1:18.669	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
18	1:18.698	Lance Stroll	  Williams
19	1:18.839	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
20	No Time		Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
Valtteri Bottas had a hydraulics failure resulting in an engine change before qualifying.
Kevin Magnussen had an intercooler problem and, following his out lap, was not on track for rest of the session.

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Re: The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:46 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:14.759	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
2	1:14.785	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
3	1:14.894	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
4	1:14.970	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
5	1:15.160	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
6	1:15.330	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
7	1:15.827	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
8	1:16.084	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
9	1:16.189	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
10	1:16.513	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
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11	1:16.844	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
12	1:16.871	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
13	1:17.167	Sergio Perez	  Force India
14	1:17.184	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
15	No Time		Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
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16	1:16.911	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
17	1:16.966	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
18	1:17.599	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
19	1:17.689	Lance Stroll	  Williams
20	1:17.886	Sergey Sirotkin	Williams
Romain Grosjean to start from grid position 19 for causing an incident with Leclerc in Austin.
Pierre Gasly to start rear of grid.

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Re: The 2018 Mexico GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team
1	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
2	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
4	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
5	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
6	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
7	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
8	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
9	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
10	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
11	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
12	Lance Stroll	  Williams
13	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
14	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
15	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
16	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
DNF	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
DNF	Sergio Perez	  Force India
DNF	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
DNF	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
Brendon Hartley given a 5 second penalty for causing a collision.

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