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But qualifying saw Mercedes strike back by locking out the front row of the grid in Q3 as Valtteri Bottas pipped teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole.
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But Mercedes upstaged Red Bull by topping all three stages of qualifying, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton taking first and second after the opening runs in Q3.
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Championship leader Max Verstappen has hit out at his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez for compromising his final lap in qualifying.
The Dutchman will start tomorrow’s Mexican Grand Prix third on the grid, ahead of the two Mercedes of Sir Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, who will line up P2 and P1, respectively.
Perez was sent out ahead of Verstappen on their final Q3 run to give the Dutchman a slipstream, but the Mexican went off the circuit in the middle sector after Yuki Tsunoda ran wide and seemingly distracted him.
This compromised Verstappen, as he was expecting a yellow flag and therefore decided to lift off, preventing him from improving on his previous effort.November 5, 2021
After the incident, the Dutchman got on the team radio and said: “Honestly, what an idiot.”
He was seemingly referring to Perez, though he could have been referring to Tsunoda for triggering the incident.
Speaking after qualifying, a frustrated Verstappen said the incident ruined his final Q3 run.
“Yeah, it seemed like through qualifying the balance went away a little bit. But then on the last lap, I was on for a good lap but I don’t know what happened in front of me, but there was two guys going off in front of me,” he said.
“So I thought there was going to be a yellow flag, so I backed out and of course the lap was destroyed.”
Continuing, he said that starting third is “not amazing” but better than starting in P2.
The Dutch ace will go into the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix with a 12-point advantage over Sir Lewis Hamilton at the top of the Drivers’ Standings.
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Bottas on pole in shock Mercedes front row lock-out in Mexico | 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix qualifying
But Red Bull, which had dominated in FP3, was already under pressure as Bottas had grabbed provisional pole on the first run in Q3 with a 1m5.875s, with Hamilton slotting in 0.145s behind.
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Hamilton and Verstappen look set to be the two Championship protagonists this year, marking the first time the pair will be able to go toe-to-toe over the course of a season.
Red Bull seem to have the superior car and they typically outperform their rivals when it comes to in-season development, but Mercedes appear to be close enough to keep the Championship battle interesting and potentially take it right down to the wire in Abu Dhabi.
Speaking after the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which Verstappen won to reduce his deficit to Hamilton in the standings to a single point, Dr Marko insisted that the Dutch ace has more raw pace than the Mercedes driver.April 18, 2021
“The two will decide the title among themselves. They are at eye-level but way ahead of everyone else,” Dr Marko said.
“If we can keep on delivering a car that will keep up with Mercedes, Max can do it. In any case, it will be extremely exciting.”
Continuing, the Austrian said: “When it comes to car control and speed, Max is definitely ahead.
“But Lewis has more experience. That is still in the balance at the moment.
“Max learns something new with every race. He is still young. Mistakes are more likely to happen, even if they become fewer and fewer.”
Earlier this year, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner claimed that George Russell’s strong stand-in performance for Hamilton at Mercedes in Bahrain last season “confirmed” that Verstappen is the best driver on the current F1 grid.
“I think he is the best, yes. Russell’s performance at Mercedes confirmed that for me,” Horner said.
“Max and Lewis stand out for me, but while we absolutely should not be blind to all that Hamilton has achieved, he does have access to a good package while Max has to get more and more out of his car.
“You can see that by the fact that a driver from Williams qualified directly on the front row of the grid and almost won the race.
“If someone had to get into Max’s car, if he had coronavirus, they would never reach his level of performance,” the Red Bull team principal added.
Continuing, Horner described Verstappen’s qualifying pace as “extraordinary” and said “his race craft is excellent, along with his tyre management.”
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