Race weekend: México Grand Prix 2021 – F1 Race

The journey has been interesting for the Mexican Grand Prix, first held in 1962. It came back in F1 calendar 2015 after a hiatus of 12 years. The current race was supposed to be held in 2019, but due to Covid, it was shifted to 2021. The race will take place from Nov 5 to Nov 7 on a 4.304 Km Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track in Mexico City. The distance is on the shorter side, with a total of 71 laps during the GP.

México Grand Prix 2021- Schedule

Friday, Nov 5

  • 09:50-10:15: Carrera Panamerica practice
  • 11:30-12:30: Formula 1 practice (FP1)
  • 12:55-13:20: Formula 4 NACAM practice
  • 13:45-14:10: Freightliner GTM practice
  • 15:00–16:00: Formula 1 free practice (FP2)

Friday, Nov 6

  • 09:55-10:20: Freightliner GTM qualifying
  • 11:00-12:00: Formula 1 free practice (FP3)
  • 12:25-12:50: Formula 4 NACAM qualifying
  • 14:00-15:00: Formula 1 qualifying
  • 15:30-16:05: Freightliner GTM first race (30 mins)
  • 16:30-16:55: Carrera Panamerica qualifying

Friday, Nov 7

  • 08:35-09:10: Carrera Panamerica race (12 laps or 30 mins)
  • 09:35-10:10: Formula 4 NACAM race (16 laps or 30 mins)
  • 10:35-11:10: Freightliner GTM second race (30 mins)
  • 11:50-12:10: Formula 1 drivers’ parade
  • 13:00-15:00: México Grand Prix 2021 (71 laps or 2 hours)

Current Top 10 Racing Teams in F1

1. Mercedes – 433.5 points

Racing Drivers- Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton

2. Red Bull Racing- 397.5 points

Racing drivers: Max Verstappen, Sergio Pérez

3. McLaren- 240 points

Racing drivers: Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris

4. Ferrari-232.5 points

Racing drivers: Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc

5. Alpine- 104 points

Racing drivers: Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso

6. Alpha Tauri- 92 points

Racing drivers: Yuki Tsunoda, Pierre Gasly

7. Aston Martin- 61 points

Racing drivers: Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel

8. Williams-23 points

Racing drivers:  Nicholas Latifi, George Russell

9. Alfa Romeo Racing – 7 points

Racing drivers: Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Räikkönen, Robert Kubica

10. Haas F1Team

Racing drivers: Nikita Mazepin, Mick Schumacher

Previous México Grand Prix results

2015: Nico Rosberg (1:20.521 – Lap 67)

2016: Daniel Ricciardo (1:21.134 – Lap 53)

017: Sebastian Vettel (1:18.785 – Lap 68)

2018: Valtteri Bottas (1:18.741 – Lap 65)

2019: Charles Leclerc (1:19.232 – Lap 53)

2020: No Race Event

Previous México Grand Fastest Laps

2015: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2016: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2017: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer)

2018: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer)

2019: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2020: No Race Event

The Mexican fans are very vocal and create a terrific atmosphere besides the track making the race event even more attractive. The local boy Sergio Pérez is touted to win this race with his team Red Bull Racing, but anything can happen in a race, and we might find a rookie winner this time. But the odds favor Red Bull Racing and Mercedes teams with 8, and 6 Grand Prix wins. So will it be Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton, the champion driver of México Grand Prix 2021?

Reference Links:

  1. https://www.formula1.com/en/teams.html
  2. https://www.olbg.com/betting-tips/Motor_Racing/All_Motor_Racing/All_Events/Mexican_Grand_Prix/14
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