Max Verstappen is trying to overtake the joint-record held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for probably the most wins in a single season because the two-time world champion returns to the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend.
The Dutchman has already wrapped up his second world title and after successful on the Circuit of the Americas final Sunday, wants only one extra victory to go previous the German duo’s report of 13 wins in a single yr.
Verstappen additionally received in Mexico Metropolis final yr, beating Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag with hometown hero Sergio Perez ending on the rostrum, triggering memorable scenes.
Whereas Hamilton might properly fancy his probabilities at a circuit he has received at twice, Perez will likely be eyeing a well-known triumph with Purple Bull having already wrapped up the Constructors’ Championship. He trails Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by two factors within the battle for second place going into the weekend.
Right here is the whole lot you want to know.
When and the place is the subsequent race?
Method 1 returns to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico Metropolis for the Mexican Grand Prix.
First and second apply takes place 7pm and 10pm (BST) respecively on Friday, earlier than third apply at 6pm on Saturday and qualifying at 9pm (BST).
The race on Sunday begins at 8pm (GMT).
What has been mentioned?
Lewis Hamilton mentioned his slim defeat at Sunday’s United States Grand Prix fills him with hope that he generally is a winner once more.
Max Verstappen’s poor pit cease on lap 35 of 56 on the Circuit of the Americas offered Hamilton with the possibility to finish a dropping streak which stretches again to final yr’s penultimate spherical in Saudi Arabia on December 5.
Verstappen trailed Hamilton by as many as seven seconds however after combating his well past Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with 15 laps to go, the double world champion moved in on his former Mercedes rival and overtook him with six laps remaining.
With simply three rounds – in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi – remaining, Hamilton, 37, is operating out of time to make sure his report of successful no less than one race in every marketing campaign he has pushed, stays intact.
The seven-time world champion mentioned: “We got here right here with upgrades, we closed the hole a bit bit and we had been so, so shut. I did the whole lot I might to attempt to keep forward however they had been a bit bit too fast right this moment.
“An incredible technique from us, and an incredible race from Purple Bull. I’m shattered. The automotive was a handful. It felt wonderful to be within the lead. That’s one thing now we have been working so laborious on as a staff by the yr.”
Present driver standings
1. Max Verstappen (C) – 391 factors
2. Charles Leclerc – 267 factors
3. Sergio Perez – 265 factors
4. George Russell – 218 factors
5. Carlos Sainz – 202 factors
6. Lewis Hamilton – 198 factors
7. Lando Norris – 109 factors
8. Esteban Ocon – 79 factors
9. Fernando Alonso – 65 factors
10. Valtteri Bottas – 46 factors
11. Sebastian Vettel – 38 factors
12. Daniel Ricciardo -29 factors
13. Kevin Magnussen – 26 factors
14. Pierre Gasly – 23 factors
15. Lance Stroll – 13 factors
16. Yuki Tsunoda – 13 factors
17. Mick Schumacher – 12 factors
18. Guanyu Zhou – 6 factors
19. Alex Albon – 4 factors
20. Nicholas Latifi – 2 factors
21. Nyck de Vries – 2 factors
22. Nico Hulkenberg – 0 factors
Full 2022 schedule
ROUND 20 —MEXICO
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez — 28-30 October
ROUND 21 —BRAZIL
Interlagos — 11-13 November
ROUND 22 —ABU DHABI
Yas Marina — 18-20 November