It was another race weekend where tyre testing during Friday’s FP2 meant we ended up with a meaningless session with unrepresentative times, as the buildup of the corner was disrupted.
So, again we look at FP3 to get the first glimpse of the pecking order of the Mexican weekend ahead of qualifying where the money will be on Red Bull and Ferrari slugging it out in the three-stage shootout while Mercedes “may” disturb proceedings at the front… Focus on the word may.
The repercussions of Red Bull’s cost cap breach matter remained the talking point this weekend even after the ruling was delivered by the FIA, but let’s not dwell on that now, and you can check GrandPrix247’s analysis of this subject here.
Mexico FP3 Session Highlights
Valtteri Bottas was the first car out there, the Finn setting the first time of the session on Medium tyres, while teammate Zhou Guanyu seemed to be suffering from car trouble again the Chinese driver returning to the pits after one installation lap.
🟢 FP3 GREEN LIGHT 🟢
Final practice is GO – Valtteri Bottas first out on track!