F1 GP Mexico, Red Bull unleashed in FP3: Perez and Verstappen take off the Mercedes

In the session preceding qualifying, the RB16Bs keep Hamilton and Bottas at 6 tenths. At 1 second the Ferrari of Sainz. Engine penalty for Norris, Stroll and Tsunoda

Red Bull was also very fast in the third free practice session of the Mexican GP, ​​the one that precedes the qualifying scheduled at 21 Italian. Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen have the first and second time of the FP3 and at this point they are definitely the favorites to fight for the pole position of this race. The Mercedes stopped at the third time of Lewis Hamilton, 6 tenths behind Perez, and at the fourth of Valtteri Bottas, also at 6 tenths.

Red before the others

Fifth and ninth time for the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz, one second behind, and Charles Leclerc (spinning in turn 3 in the final), while sixth is Yuki Tsunoda with the AlphaTauri. Seventh is Daniel Ricciardo with McLaren, who today formalized the change of power unit on Lando Norris’ car, which therefore will force the Englishman to start from the back of the grid. Eighth Pierre Gasly with the other AlphaTauri. Thirteenth our Antonio Giovinazzi with Alfa Romeo.

The penalties on the grid

However, today the starting grid will undergo a revolution due to the penalties for changing the engine. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) and Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) were joined today by Lando Norris and Esteban Ocon. Penalty (but of 5 places) also for George Russell, who replaced the damaged gearbox on Friday. These are the penalties on the grid:

Ocon: starts from the bottom
Norris
: starts from the bottom
Stroll: new ICE, TC, MGU-H, CE, exhaust system, starts from the bottom.
Tsunoda: new ICE, TC, MGU-H, MGU-K, exhaust system, starts from the bottom.
Russell: replacement of the gearbox, 5 places on the grid.

The times of free practice 3

These are the times of practice 3 of the Mexican GP:

The times of free practice 2

1. Perez (Red Bull) 1’17 ”024
2. Verstappen (Red Bull) 1’17”217
3. Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’17”675
4. Bottas (Mercedes) 1’17 ”708
5. Sainz (Ferrari) 1’18 ”029
6. Tsoda (AlphaTauri) 1’18 ”037
7. Ricciardo (McLaren) 1’18 ”121
8. Gasly (AlphaTauri) 1’18”202
9. Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’18 ”213
10. Norris (McLaren) 1’18”312
11. Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’18”352
12. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) 1’18 ”531
13. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1’18 ”556
14. Vettel (Aston Martin) 1’18”614
15. Alonso (Alpine) 1’18 “847
16. Ocon (Alpine) 1’18”999
17. Russell (Williams) 1’19”211
18. Schumacher (Haas) 1’19 ”238
19. Latifi (Williams) 1’19”313
20. Mazepin (Haas) 1’20 “479These are the times of the second free practice session of the Mexican GP (coming soon):
1. Verstappen (Red Bull) 1’17”301
2. Bottas (Mercedes) 1’17 ”725
3. Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’17”810
4. Perez (Red Bull) 1’17 ”871
5. Sainz (Ferrari) 1’18 “318
6. Gasly (AlphaTauri) 1’18”429
7. Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’18 ”605
8. Tsoda (AlphaTauri) 1’18 ”644
9. Vettel (Aston Martin) 1’18”681
10. Alonso (Alpine) 1’18 ”732
11. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) 1’18 ”841
12. Norris (McLaren) 1’18”979
13. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1’19 ”227
14. Ocon (Alpine) 1’19”431
15. Ricciardo (McLaren) 1’19 ”521
16. Schumacher (Haas) 1’19 ”620
17. Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’19”730
18. Latifi (Williams) 1’20”820
19. Mazepin (Haas) 1’21 ”581
20. Russell (Williams) stThe times of the first free practice session of the Mexican GP:
1. Bottas (Mercedes) 1’18 ”341
2. Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’18”417
3. Verstappen ( Red Bull) 1’18”464
4. Perez (Red Bull) 1’18 ”610
5. Gasly (AlphaTauri) 1’18”985
6. Sainz (Ferrari) 1’19 ”463
7. Alonso (Alpine) 1’19 ”656
8. Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’19 ”667
9. Ocon (Alpine) 1’19”759
10. Vettel (Aston Martin) 1’19”858
11. Tsoda (AlphaTauri) 1’20 ”011
12. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) 1’20 ”026
13. Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’20”030
14. Ricciardo (McLaren) 1’20 ”273
15. Norris (McLaren) 1’20”301
16. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1’20 ”344
17. Russell (Williams) 1’20”517
18. Latifi (Williams) 1’21”580
19. Schumacher (Haas) 1’22 ”144
20. Mazepin (Haas) 1’22 ”819

World rankings

These are the rankings of the World Cup:

1. Max Verstappen (OLA ) 287.5 points
2. Lewis Hamilton (GB) 275,5
3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) 185
4. Sergio Pérez (MONTH) 150
5. Lando Norris (GB) 149
6. Charles Leclerc (MON) 128
7. Carlos Sainz Jr (SPA) 122,5
8. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 105
9. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 74
10. Fernando Alonso (SPA) 58
11. Esteban Ocon (FRA) 46
12. Sebastian Vettel (GER) 36
13. Lance Stroll (CAN) 26
14. Yuki Tsunoda (GIA) 20
15. George Russell (GB) 16
16. Nicholas Latifi (CAN) 7
17. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) 6
18. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) 1

1. Mercedes 460.5 points
2. Red Bull-Honda 437,5
3. McLaren-Mercedes 254
4. Ferrari 250,5
5. Alpine-Renault 104
6. AlphaTauri-Honda 94
7. Aston Martin-Mercedes 62
8. Williams-Mercedes 23
9. Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari 7
10. Haas-Ferrari 0

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F1 GP Mexico, Red Bull unleashed in FP3: Perez and Verstappen take off the Mercedes

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