2018 Mexican GP Preview – Mercedes AMG Petronas

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2018 Mexican GP Preview – Mercedes AMG Petronas

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
Qualifying (Saturday) 13:00-14:00 19:00-20:00 20:00-21:00
Race (Sunday) 13:10-15:10* 19:10-21:10* 20:10-22:10*

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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
Mercedes 3 2 5 2 4 1 0
Hamilton 3 1 2 1 2 0 0
Bottas 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
MB Power 3 2 6 2 4 1 1

 

 

 

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

  Laps Completed Distance Covered (km) Corners Taken Gear Changes PETRONAS Fuel Injections
Mercedes 6,799 34,197 111,248 331,618 271,960,000
Hamilton 3,253 16,440 53,243 158,773 130,120,000
Bottas 3,381 17,034 55,695 165,585 135,240,000
MB Power 19,220 96,708 313,967 933,323 768,800,000

 

 

 

 

All-Time Records – Silver Arrows in Formula One

  Starts Wins Podium Places Poles Front Row Fastest Laps 1-2 Wins Front Row Lockouts
Mercedes 186 85 177 99 176 64 44 56
Hamilton 226 71 132 81 130 41 N/A N/A
Bottas 115 3 30 6 16 8 N/A N/A
MB Power 456 171 445 182 356 159 69 91
2018-10-24T18:56:06+00:00October 24th, 2018|Formula One, Mercedes, Mexican Grand Prix|