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The 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gran Premio De La Ciudad De México 2021) was the 18th race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship, to be held at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico between November 5 and November 7 2021.


Background[]

Entry List[]

The full entry list for the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35M Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35M Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR21 Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW43B Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Alfa Romeo C41 Ferrari 065/6 1.6L V6t P
9 Russian Automobile Federation Nikita Mazepin United States Uralkali Haas F1 Team Haas VF-21 Ferrari 065/6 1.6L V6t P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda AlphaTauri AT02 Honda RA621H 1.6L V6t P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull Racing Honda Red Bull RB16B Honda RA621H 1.6L V6t P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine F1 Team Alpine A521 Renault E-Tech 21 1.6L V6t P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari SF21 Ferrari 065/6 1.6L V6t P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR21 Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda AlphaTauri AT02 Honda RA621H 1.6L V6t P
31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine F1 Team Alpine A521 Renault E-Tech 21 1.6L V6t P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing Honda Red Bull RB16B Honda RA621H 1.6L V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W12 Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Uralkali Haas F1 Team Haas VF-21 Ferrari 065/6 1.6L V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari SF21 Ferrari 065/6 1.6L V6t P
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW43B Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W12 Mercedes M12 1.6L V6t P
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Alfa Romeo C41 Ferrari 065/6 1.6L V6t P
Source:[1]

Practice Overview[]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Stroll crashed his car at the Peraltada, causing a red flag, during which Raikkonen momentarily cut into the pit lane from the track before rejoining the track. When the session was resumed, Bottas set the overall fastest time, with Alonso, Latifi, Schumacher, Mazepin and Stroll out of Q1. Sainz momentarily had an engine issue but progressed into the next session, while both Williams drivers were involved in a pit exit incident with the Haas drivers.

Q2[]

Hamilton topped the session with Vettel, Raikkonen, Russell, Giovinazzi and Ocon out of Q2. Russell however would start in 16th after his gearbox was replaced as his previous one developed problems during FP2.

Q3[]

Both Red Bulls set the early pace, with Perez going fastest, followed by Verstappen, before Bottas put in the fastest time of the session and Hamilton slotting behind the Finn one hundredths behind. On their final runs, Perez was caught out by Tsunoda, who had run off-track at Turn 10 in which the Mexican followed suit, the incident prompting Verstappen, who was close behind to lose pace in the final run. As both Mercedes drivers did not improve either, Bottas secured his 19th career pole position, with Hamilton making it a Mercedes front row lockout, a surprising result given how Red Bull had been traditionally performing better on the circuit.

Qualifying Results[]

The full qualifying results for the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1 1:16.727 4 1:16.864 1 1:15.875 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 6 1:17.207 1 1:16.483 2 1:16.020 2
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 3 1:16.788 2 1:16.483 3 1:16.225 3
4 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull-Honda 5 1:17.003 7 1:17.055 4 1:16.342 4
5 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 4 1:16.908 5 1:16.955 5 1:16.456 5
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 9 1:17.517 9 1:17.248 6 1:16.761 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:17.719 8 1:17.092 7 1:16.763 7
8 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 2 1:16.748 6 1:17.034 8 1:16.837 8
9 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 7 1:17.330 3 1:16.701 9 1:17.158 17*
10 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10 1:17.569 10 1:17.743 10 1:36.830 18*
11 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 8 1:17.502 11 1:17.746 9
12 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 11 1:17.606 12 1:17.958 10
13 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 14 1:17.958 13 1:18.172 16
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 13 1:17.897 14 1:18.290 11
15 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 15 1:18.126 15 1:18.405 19*
16 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 16 1:18.452 12
17 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 17 1:18.756 13
18 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 18 1:18.858 14
19 9 Russian Automobile Federation Nikita Mazepin United States Haas-Ferrari 19 1:19.303 15
20 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 20 1:20.873 20*
107% Time: 1:21.186
Source:[2]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * Tsunoda, Norris, Ocon and Stroll were required to start from the back of the grid after exceeding their quota of power unit elements.
  • Russell was given a 5-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

Grid[]

Race[]

Report[]

Results[]

The full results for the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 71 1:38:39.086 3 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 71 +16.555s 2 18
3 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull-Honda 71 +17.752s 4 15
4 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 71 +63.845s 5 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 71 +81.037s 8 10
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 70 +1 lap 6 8
7 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 70 +1 lap 9 6
8 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 70 +1 lap 10 4
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 70 +1 lap 12 2
10 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1 lap 18 1
11 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 70 +1 lap 11
12 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1 lap 7
13 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 70 +1 lap 19
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 69 +2 lap 20
15 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 69 +2 lap 1
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 lap 16
17 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 lap 13
18 9 Russian Automobile Federation Nikita Mazepin United States Haas-Ferrari 68 +3 lap 15
Ret 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 0 Collision 14
Ret 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 0 Collision 17
Source:[3]

Milestones[]

Standings[]

With a victory at the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix, Max Verstappen increases his lead once again. Right behind him is Lewis Hamilton who took second place. The two front-runners are neck and neck, but Max Verstappen is slowly, but surely expanding his lead, with only 4 races remaining in the season.

Kimi Räikkönen moves up to 16th place, which pushes Nicholas Latifi down one place.

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 312.5
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 293.5
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas 185
4 Mexico Sergio Pérez 165
5 United Kingdom Lando Norris 150
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc 138
7 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 130.5
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 105
9 France Pierre Gasly 86
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 60
11 France Esteban Ocon 46
12 Germany Sebastian Vettel 42
13 Canada Lance Stroll 26
14 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 20
15 United Kingdom George Russell 16
16 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 10 ▲1
17 Canada Nicholas Latifi 7 ▼1
18 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 1
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 478.5
2 Austria Red Bull-Honda 477.5
3 Italy Ferrari 268.5 ▲1
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 255 ▼1
5 France Alpine-Renault 106
6 Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 106
7 United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 68
8 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 23
9 Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 11

Only point-scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

References[]

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix - Entry List (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 November 2021
  2. ' ', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2020), , (Accessed 05/07/2020)
  3. "Mexico City Grand Prix 2021 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 November 2021. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2021/races/1102/united-states/race-result.html. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
V T E 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers alphabetically AlonsoBottasGaslyGiovinazziHamiltonKubicaLatifiLeclercMazepinNorrisOconPérezRäikkönenRicciardoRussellSainzSchumacherStrollTsunodaVerstappenVettel
Drivers by number 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 9 Mazepin • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 22 Tsunoda • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 88 Kubica • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenAlbonCalderónde Vriesdi RestaFittipaldiHülkenbergIlottKvyatNissanyVandoorneZhou
Cars Alfa Romeo C41AlphaTauri AT02Alpine A521Aston Martin AMR21Ferrari SF21Haas VF-21McLaren MCL35MMercedes W12Red Bull RB16BWilliams FW43B
Tyres Pirelli
Races BahrainImolaPortugalSpainMonacoAzerbaijanFranceStyriaAustriaBritainHungaryBelgiumNetherlandsItalyRussiaTurkeyUnited StatesMexicoBrazilQatarSaudi ArabiaAbu Dhabi
Cancelled Races ChinaCanadaSingaporeJapanAustralia
Tests Bahrain
See also 2020 Formula One Season2022 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E Mexico Mexican Grand Prix / Mexico City Grand Prix
Circuits Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (1963-1970, 1986-1992, 2015-present)
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Races (Mexican GP) 196319641965196619671968196919701971–198519861987198819891990199119921993–201420152016201720182019
Races (Mexico City GP) 202020212022
Non-Championship Races 1962
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