Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Max Verstappen speak on the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix, round 18 of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Alex Albon: “After getting my best result of the season in Japan last week, I’ve got good confidence and direction heading to Mexico. Japan felt like my best weekend with the Team and we’re gelling more and more so I look forward to carrying that momentum into Mexico. Historically it’s been a good track for Red Bull with pole position and a win there last year so obviously that’s positive. Like Suzuka, it will be another new track for me but this one looks a little more forgiving! I’m also really excited to drive in the infield section where all the fans are as I’ve heard that’s pretty special. Mexico and the US will be the last back to back races of the season and I can’t wait to get out there and check out both tracks.”
Max Verstappen: “I’m looking forward to going back to Mexico as the last two years have been pretty special there with the two wins. The Mexican Grand Prix is a great event and the fans are very passionate about Formula One. The people are very friendly and they have a relaxed kind of mentality which I like, plus the food is really good. There are massive crowds at the race and the atmosphere at the track with the mariachi bands, the DJ’s on the podium and everything else the organisers put on is pretty cool. I really enjoy driving there as well as the track is very different as it’s at high altitude which makes it low grip. The corners are also very technical so you have to work hard to make sure you get the best out of it but it’s a good track for us normally. I expect it to be a little bit more difficult this year because of the Ferrari pace but I think we can still have a very good race.”