With the 2 observe classes for the 2022 F1 Mexican GP concluded, the groups would now get again to rattling their brains and making an attempt to know how they will discover these further tenths for the race on Sunday and the qualifying on Saturday.
Speaking about qualifying, what assertions could be made concerning the staff’s one-lap tempo after a 60-minute FP1 and a 90-minute FP2 that was kind of used for Pirelli’s prototype tire testing? Let’s discover out as we share our predictions for the 2022 F1 Mexican GP qualifying.
Disappointment of the session (Staff)
The staff has come right here with a variety of momentum on its aspect, however Aston Martin has a automotive that tends to do its greatest work within the lengthy runs. The staff has kind of struggled to seek out the proper stability when optimizing the Race and the qualifying place.
Wanting on the timesheets, regardless that the Aston Martin vehicles confirmed spectacular velocity in the long term, the low gasoline runs nonetheless do not put Vettel and Stroll within the high 10. For the 2022 F1 Mexican GP, get ready for outdoor of the highest 10 begins for each Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll because the duo struggles to extract single-lap efficiency from the automotive.
Disappointment of the session (Driver)
Esteban Ocon’s low gasoline run in F1 Mexican GP FP2 was removed from spectacular. The French driver was third however round 3-4 tenths down on time set by Yuki Tsunoda in his AlphaTauri. It is a clear divergence from the sorts of laps Fernando Alonso may pull off in FP1.
Esteban Ocon struggled immensely when extracting lap time from the Alpine in Austin. Though it’s too early to guage, Ocon could be a second consecutive disappointing efficiency.
Shock of the session (Staff)
Whereas Haas has stored its playing cards near its chest within the 2022 F1 Mexican GP, there’s undoubtedly a degree of spectacular underlying efficiency in that automotive. This was displayed in FP1 when Mick Schumacher did a mushy tire run for the primary time and went purple in S3.
Whereas it’s laborious to foretell the place Haas will discover itself, it’s secure to say that the efficiency from the staff could be significantly better than the P17 and P18 that it at present held. A Q2 is undoubtedly on the road for Haas, however even a Q3 slot could possibly be in play if all of the geese align for both driver.
Shock of the session (Driver)
Pierre Gasly has been comparatively nameless at instances this season, and a large a part of it’s as a result of automotive at his disposal. The French driver can drive the wheel off the AlphaTauri, nevertheless it has not been aggressive this season.