F1: Race Preview
2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Preview
Throwing forward to Round 19 of the 2018 Formula One season in Mexico City
- Toto Talks Mexico
- Stat Attack: Mexico and Beyond
Toto Talks Mexico
The US Grand Prix confirmed what we said before the race: This year’s championship fight is far from over. While Lewis was able to extend his lead over Sebastian Vettel in Austin, we lost points to Ferrari in the constructors’ championship. We have a battle on our hands and we will have to keep pushing to win both titles.
We cannot be happy with the result in Texas, but it provides us with an opportunity to learn and come back stronger.
Our next stop brings us to Mexico City where we will face a very different challenge. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is an outlier given its high altitude and the demands this puts on the cars and power units. It has been one of the weaker tracks for us in previous years and we expect a hard fight with Ferrari and Red Bull. The weather forecast predicts conditions similar to those we had in Austin which might throw everyone another curveball by limiting dry running. We know that it is not going to be an easy race, but everyone in the team is focused, motivated and determined to keep the pressure on until the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi.
Stat Attack: Mexico and Beyond
2018 Mexican Grand Prix Timetable
|Session||Local Time (CDT)||Brackley (BST)||Stuttgart (CEST)|
|Practice 1 (Friday)||10:00-11:30||16:00-17:30||17:00-18:30|
|Practice 2 (Friday)||14:00-15:30||20:00-21:30||21:00-22:30|
|Practice 3 (Saturday)||10:00-11:00||16:00-17:00||17:00-18:00|
*Change from CDT to CST / BST to GMT / CEST to CET on Sunday 28th October 2018
Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the Mexican Grand Prix
|Starts||Wins||Podium Places||Poles||Front Row||Fastest Laps||DNF|
Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)
|Laps Completed||Distance Covered (km)||Corners Taken||Gear Changes||PETRONAS Fuel Injections|
All-Time Records – Silver Arrows in Formula One
|Starts||Wins||Podium Places||Poles||Front Row||Fastest Laps||1-2 Wins||Front Row Lockouts|