The drivers and teams report back on all the action from a busy final practice and qualifying from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez at the Formula 1 Gran Premio De La Ciudad De Mexico 2021...
Christian Horner’s Red Bull team endured an unhappy Saturday afternoon at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, suffering rear wing worries before getting comfortably beaten to pole position by rivals Mercedes – and at a track they were expected to dominate at.
Carlos Sainz admits he was surprised to qualify as high as sixth for Sunday’s Mexico City Grand Prix, having encountered an engine issue before struggling to find a rhythm around the impressive Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
A one-two for Mercedes put them in pole position for the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix, thanks to Valtteri Bottas. Watch how he did it here...
‘A terrible qualifying’ – Verstappen frustrated after Perez-Tsunoda incident thwarts pole ambitions in Mexico
There were many at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez who thought that pole position for the Mexico City Grand Prix this weekend was already in Max Verstappen’s pocket. But after a last-gasp Q3 incident between his Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez and Yuki Tsunoda ruined his lap, Verstappen was left lamenting a “terrible qualifying” for the team, as rivals Mercedes locked out the front row.
An astonishing Mexico City Grand Prix qualifying session saw Valtteri Bottas take pole ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes ended a long drought at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Here are the facts and stats from Saturday's scintillating session...
Sergio Perez left hearts in mouths when he went off track in his final run of qualifying, leaving him a personal-best P4 on the grid for his first Mexico City Grand Prix for Red Bull. But he’s still gunning for a first-ever home F1 podium to put the crowd on their feet on Sunday.
'It’s a real surprise' – Hamilton stunned as Mercedes outpace Red Bull to lock out front row in Mexico
When Valtteri Bottas crossed the line at Mexico City to take his 19th career pole position, not only did it stun the fans watching around the world, but also his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton – the defending champion amazed that the Silver Arrows locked out the front row ahead of the heavily-fancied Red Bulls.
See how the action unfolded at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez...
Mercedes pulled off a shock result in qualifying for the Mexico City Grand Prix, claiming a front-row lock-out to overturn Red Bull’s early weekend momentum. But it was the team’s outgoing driver Valtteri Bottas, rather than title protagonist Lewis Hamilton, who took pole, with a lap the Finn claimed was one of his best ever.
Valtteri Bottas soaked up the pressure and ripped up the formbook to take a sensational pole position for the Mexico City Grand Prix, as his Mercedes team upset the odds and outpaced favourites Red Bull.
Lance Stroll brought out the red flags in the first few minutes of qualifying in Mexico City after he lost control of his car at the final corner at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Home hero Sergio Perez topped the time sheets in FP3 – but can he translate that pace into qualifying?
A delighted home crowd watched as local hero Sergio Perez gave himself a confidence boost ahead of qualifying for the Mexico City Grand Prix, going fastest in Free Practice 3 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez ahead of team mate Max Verstappen – the pair over half a second clear of their rivals Mercedes.
Norris and Ocon to join Stroll and Tsunoda in starting from the back of the grid in Mexico after taking new PU elements
McLaren's Lando Norris will start the Mexico City Grand Prix from the back of the grid having taken new Mercedes power unit components on Saturday. He will be joined at the rear of the field by Alpine's Esteban Ocon and two other drivers on Sunday.
Lawrence Barretto crunches the data after Friday's running in the Mexico City Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Formula 1 has extended its contract with the Chinese Grand Prix, in a move that will keep the championship visiting Shanghai until 2025.
The drivers and teams report back on all the action from a busy Friday practice from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez at the Formula 1 Gran Premio De La Ciudad De Mexico 2021...
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES (Part One): Laurent Mekies (Ferrari), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing) (Part Two): Franz TOST (AlphaTauri), Laurent ROSSI (Alpine)
Ferrari managed top-six finishes in both Friday practice sessions but their start to the Mexico City GP weekend wasn’t as smooth as they would have liked – with Charles Leclerc facing engine issues and Carlos Sainz admitting that the Scuderia left some performance on the table. Furthermore, both drivers agreed that AlphaTauri’s pace was worrying…