The two mercedes, After suffering and struggling, disappointed in the three free practice sessions, the star has resumed to shine in the supreme moment. Bottas on pole, Hamilton in the front row, in front of both Verstappen and Perez. And now what seemed like a very favorable race for Verstappen has turned into another uncertain chapter of the challenge.
In Istanbul, Yuki Tsunoda had ‘publicly’ revealed his support for Max Verstappen in the Dutchman’s world championship battle with Lewis Hamilton, stressing that he had done everything on that occasion to keep the British driver behind him. Today, however, in a completely involuntary way and in an attempt to make himself useful, the Japanese has instead created many problems not only for the Dutchman, but for the entire Red Bull team.
The Mexican Grand Prix takes place on the track dedicated to the Rodriguez brothers in Mexico City at 2,240 meters above sea level. The high altitude causes an air thinning of over 30% compared to the density at sea level. On the one hand, this phenomenon leads to a drastic reduction in the resistance to advancement of the cars, but in fact this is the only positive consequence, counterbalanced by many other decidedly negative factors. In fact, it is no exaggeration to consider rarefaction a ruthless killer of single-seater performance as well as constituting a tangible danger to the reliability of the power units.