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The Mercedes racing team officially won the 2020 season right after the 17th race, bringing the winner collection of Mode 1 to number 6. Having the advantage of winning a 1-2 pole, but the Ferrari duo still pity the driver. Bottas won the Japanese Suzuka race track. After the week of moving to the New World, the 18th race of the season will continue in Mexico City.
Returning to the Formula 1 racing competition schedule from 2015, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez entered the 18th race. Although there was a statement from the authorities that 2019 will be the last year Mexico will enter the tournament. But with the latest announcement from Formula 1 racing executives, the Mexican Grand Prix race will continue until at least 2022.
The honor track is named after the famous racers Hermanos Rodriguez of Mexico. This new name has been used since 1986 instead of the old name Magdalena Mixhuca since the inauguration of the track in 1962.
In Mexico, the Rodriguez brothers are very famous in the motorsport world. Both Predo and Ricardo Rodriguez used to play for the famous Ferrari team.
The clockwise track has a length of one race of 4,304 km, racers must complete 71 laps with a total journey of 305,354 km. The track has 2 long lines passing through the start / finish line and between crabs 3 and 4. These two lines are also 2 DRS zones connected through the combination of 1-2-3 zigzag corners with defined points is located in the old baseball field.
This year, the organizers decided to add a 3rd DRS area at the high-speed meandering road at the end of sector 2. That’s between the 11-12 crab with the specified point behind the 9. Although the overtaking is increased. significant but 2,285 m above sea level.
In the current top 2 teams, the Ferrari duo and the Hamilton driver have the same selection list with a combination of 3 types 1-5-7 sets. While Valtteri Bottas is 2-4-7, and Toro Rosso has a similar strategy.
Red Bull and the rest of the teams are mostly used on red C4 tires with 8-9 sets. In the last high-speed races, we haven’t seen a big difference between Soft and Medium. However, the possibility of air thinning will have a little effect on the rubber and asphalt surfaces in this track.
Grosjean has just been out of the Canadian Grand Prix at the second part of the tournament. It was when his teammate made a mistake on the way by a crash. Kevin Magnussen exited the final corner and by that, he stopped their expectation to get into the Q2.
As the result, Grosjean, despite his attempt to set a lap time in Q2 and running his first car on the scene, could not complete his purpose. Grosjean was just a few seconds after Magnussen, and finally, he had to start the race as the 14th.
Sharing about his own situation on the radio, Grosjean claimed that it was one of his worst of luck moments. When the session ended, he answered some sport magazines and said he was participating a bad Olympic championship in racing.
Grosjean felt he unlucky for what had happened to him during the recent time, so he was inevitably painful. In Australia he was qualified sixth. In Bahrain, he had a crash with a Lance Stroll. In Baku, again, it was tragic for him with a brake disc failure. He was knocked out of Q2 after being qualified in the last race by Pierre Gasly. And here he was in trouble again.
The good thing is he finished his race in Spain and Monaco, so he can now already has two points, even though it is too bad for a starting in this season. Before Magnusen made an attack in the Spanish GP, Grosjean was even on a higher ranking and gained a better result.
In 2018, he also had a bad starting, with eight first races not making any scores. However, he denied the similarity by saying at least last year, he made a half of his job. Anyway, it was just the beginning of the season, so it is still too early to say anything, although it is already his worst weekend by now.