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Mexico GP 2018: Pre-Race

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  1. G. Pepper

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    Net year will be interesting when The Gas is driving with Max.
     
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    Yep, on old clips, you can see these tyres in the corners on many circuits in the 60s, and the drivers weren't taking liberty with them either !
     
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    That's something in favour of street circuits.

    Although the new ones are designed to have now run-off areas too !!!!
     
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    Gasly is very much an unknown quantity at this point.
    He landed his seat at Red Bull by default more than by talent, IMO.
    In the French press, he is reported to have said that he will challenge for the championship within a few years .
    Verstappen may have something to say about that !!!!
     
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    Oh I totally agree, but I love seeing good drivers in identical machinery. Since races are all so predictable these days, I look to see the skill of the drivers via comparison. Just like everyone thought Bottas was such a great driver, we find that he’s just good now that he’s on equal footing.

    LeClerc/Vettel, Stroll/Perez, Ricardo/Hulk... should all be interesting talking points for next year and give a nice twist to the season... even if Merc walks away with it again.
     
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    Stroll Perez?!!!! :). Hahaaaaa. That’s easier to predict than Hamilton’s chances of becoming a 5x WDC...
     
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    Formula 1 drivers have been reminded of the protocol in the event of running wide at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, venue for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

    Track limits have regularly been a talking point due to the layout of the circuit, with additional kerbs installed last year as a response to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s approach in 2016.

    Hamilton locked up and went wide, across the Turn 1/2 grass run-off at the start of the race, keeping hold of the lead, while Verstappen adopted a similar stance later in the race to retain position over Sebastian Vettel.

    F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has reminded drivers of the procedure they must undertake if they run wide at this weekend’s Grand Prix.

    “For safety reasons, any driver who either passes to the left of or runs over the fluorescent yellow kerb sections on the driver’s left between Turns 1 and 2, or who passes to the left of the bollard on the apex of Turn 2, must re-join the track by driving around the end of the fluorescent yellow kerb sections on the driver’s right between Turns 2 and 3,” read Whiting’s pre-event notes.

    “If a driver overshoots the corner at Turn 4 there is a small road to the left of the asphalt area which leads back on to the track before Turn 6, please ensure that your drivers use this when necessary.

    “Any driver whose car passes completely behind the kerb on the apex of Turn 8 must re-join the track by keeping wholly to the right of the fluorescent yellow kerb parallel to the track on the exit of the corner.

    “Any driver whose car passes completely behind the kerb on the apex of Turn 11 must re-join the track by keeping to the right of the polystyrene block and then wholly to the left of the fluorescent yellow kerb parallel to the track on the exit of the corner.”

    Drivers have previously received a reprimand if they fail to abide by the instructions.
     

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