F1 LIVE: 2023 Mexican Grand Prix FP1

The Mexican Grand Prix weekend is about to begin, with Max Verstappen aiming for his 16th win of the season, while Sergio Perez hopes to prevent him from achieving this milestone; Mercedes, Ferrari, and McLaren will also be competing to see who is the fastest, with teams grateful for the increased practice time after the last two sprint race weekends and Aston Martin facing car problems and a pitlane start.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen aiming for 16th win of the season
‣ Sergio Perez trying to prevent his Red Bull teammate’s win
‣ Teams will have more practice time compared to previous race weekends
‣ Red Bull focusing on 2024 while other teams still fighting for positions in constructors’ championship


The Mexican Grand Prix weekend is set to kick off at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, and all eyes will be on Max Verstappen as he aims for an unprecedented 16th win this season. Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez, will do his best to prevent him from achieving this feat on his home turf in Mexico City. The battle between the two teammates promises to be intense.

In addition to the Verstappen-Perez showdown, fans will also be eager to see which team emerges as the quickest among Mercedes, Ferrari, and McLaren. The first practice session will provide the first indication of each team’s pace and potential for the rest of the weekend.

Unlike the last two race weekends, which featured sprint races, the Mexican Grand Prix will offer teams more practice opportunities. With 120 minutes of practice split across two sessions on Friday and an hour-long session on Saturday morning, drivers and teams will have more time to fine-tune their cars and strategies. This will be a welcome relief, especially given the challenges some teams faced due to limited practice time in previous races.

Verstappen has historically performed well in Mexico, thanks to the strong engine performance of his RB19 in the high-altitude, twisty circuit. However, the competition has closed in this season, with teams like Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin vying for positions two to four in the constructors’ championship. These teams must remain focused on their current cars while also gathering crucial data for the future.

Mercedes introduced new upgrades in the previous race and will be eager to see if they have a positive impact in Mexico. The battle for the podium and valuable championship points will surely be intense among these teams, adding even more excitement to the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.

As the action unfolds, stay tuned to our live blog below for real-time updates and analysis directly from the track. Don’t miss a moment of the thrilling Mexican Grand Prix weekend!

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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