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Saturday, December 10, 2022

F1 Mexico GP Qualifying: Pol Verstappen, Sainz 5th

Max Verstappen win pole position for Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prixwhere they beat their rivals by more than three tenths, who were this time the Mercedes of Russell and Hamilton and not so much the Ferrari.

carlos sanzo tomorrow will start from fifth on the grid, while Fernando Alonso Starting from the ninth.

F1 GP Mexico 2022: schedule, TV and where to watch the race

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with three victories in Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez And after claiming victories in the final two rounds of this season, one would have already said before the start of the weekend that the sole favorite for pole position was Max Verstappen And, as the main opponent, he “only” targeted his partner. red BullSergio Perez.

However, before Mexican GP. classification of, the Mercedes team surprised with a double in free practice 3, with which they reversed all bets. It was, well, a star brand car, Lewis Hamiltonwho led Q1, though he did thanks to a set time (1:19.169) at the end of the session when the track was at its best.

The seven-time British world champion started Q2 strongly and, on his first lap, he took 1:18.552, which even his teammate George Russell could not match, although he was close, 13 thousandths of a second. hamilton,

At the end of Q2, Sainz moved up from Hamilton to second with a best time of only eight thousandths, while Verstappen finished fourth, failing to take the lead from Lewis despite mounting new rubber.

Verstappen hits the table

I already Q3, the uncertainty was maximum, with a Mercedes looking to get into the ‘pole’ battle that Red Bull and Ferrari usually maintain. local idol, check perezThe Mexican was the first to set the time on the track, 1:18.153 which was surpassed seconds later by his teammate Verstappen with 1:17.947.

not both ferrari Neither two Mercedes could beat the Dutchman; Russell dropped to second, just one tenth of Max, and Perez fell to third, with Carlos fourth four tenths. Hamilton, who had placed third, took his time crossing the track limit.

In the second attempt, just Verstappen He managed to improve on his time, reducing it to 1:17.775, with which he beat Russell and Hamilton by three tenths, who climbed to third for their last time. Perez would start from fourth at home and Carlos Sainz would start as the best Ferrari in fifth, with a great Bottas in sixth and Leclerc seventh.

Fernando Alonso will start from ninth in Mexico

This hasn’t been a great classification for Fernando Alonso In Mexico. The Asturian driver would start from ninth place, going from border (tenth) to Q3, and would complete only one lap in the final round of qualifying. Although his final lap was not spectacular, Alonso managed to overtake his teammate, Stephen Oconwho will start at the tenth position immediately after him.

alpine rider with 14 t numberIt will be in front of them at the start of Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc, His goal is once again to score points for Alpine, who continue their fight against McLaren to retain fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship, and is also interested in scoring more than Ocon, who has seven points in the Drivers’ Championship. is different from.

Result Classification F1 GP Mexico 2022

place pilot Device weather
Max Verstappen red Bull 1:17.775
2 George Russell mercedes +0.304
Lewis Hamilton mercedes +0.309
4 sergio perez red Bull +0.353
5 carlos sanzo ferrari +0.576
6 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +0.626
7 Charles Leclerc ferrari +0.780
8 lando norris McLaren +0.946
Fernando Alonso alpine +1.164
10º Stephen Ocon alpine +1.235
11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:19.325
12 guanyue zhou Alfa Romeo 1:19.476
13 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:19.569
14º Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:19.672
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:19.833
16º mick schumacher Haas 1:20.419
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:20.419
18 Lance Stroll Lance Stroll 1:20.520
19º alex albon alex albon 1:20.859
20º Nicholas Latifik Nicholas Latifik 1:21.167

Mexican Grand Prix It will start this Sunday at 9:00 pm.

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