Max Verstappen topped each apply classes for Purple Bull on Friday; Lando Norris second as Lewis Hamilton off the tempo in seventh; watch Apply Three reside on Sky Sports activities F1 at 6.30pm on Saturday, adopted by qualifying at 10pm
Final Up to date: 28/10/23 12:17am
Max Verstappen accomplished a Friday apply double on the Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix as Lando Norris emerged because the world champion’s most definitely pole challenger.
Verstappen, who’s looking for a file sixteenth victory of the season, gave Purple Bull an ideal begin to the weekend by setting a 1:18.686 to prime McLaren’s Lando Norris by simply over a tenth of a second.
Charles Leclerc took third for Ferrari, whereas Verstappen’s Purple Bull team-mate Sergio Perez, urged on by the vastly supportive crowd at his dwelling race, was fourth.
Both facet of him there have been shock successes, with Valtteri Bottas fourth for Alfa Romeo and Daniel Ricciardo sixth for AlphaTauri.
Having completed eleventh in first apply, Lewis Hamilton was as soon as extra unable to fulfil his hope of with the ability to problem Purple Bull because the seven-time world champion was seventh.
His Mercedes team-mate George Russell was solely tenth, having earlier been one in every of 5 drivers to sit down out first apply as groups took the chance to fulfil their obligated younger driver classes.
Whereas Mercedes could also be disillusioned to not have proven extra velocity following their upgrades final weekend in Austin, the uniquely excessive altitude of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez means there are more likely to be important in a single day changes which might alter the pecking order.
Additionally out of place was Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who was solely eleventh having additionally missed the opening session.
Additional again, Aston Martin endured a torrid day as Lance Stroll completed 18th and Fernando Alonso twentieth, with the Spaniard spinning off as he struggled in a automobile that has regressed since showing to be Purple Bull’s largest rival in the course of the first half of the season.
Extra to comply with…
Mexico Metropolis GP Apply Two Timesheet
|1. Max Verstappen||Purple Bull||1:18.686|
|2. Lando Norris||McLaren||+0.119|
|3. Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||+0.266|
|4. Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||+0.269|
|5. Sergio Perez||Purple Bull||+0.302|
|6. Daniel Ricciardo||AlphaTauri||+0.316|
|7. Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||+0.338|
|8. Esteban Ocon||Alpine||+0.391|
|9. Oscar Piastri||McLaren||+0.477|
|10. George Russell||Mercedes||+0.541|
|11. Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||+0.571|
|12. Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+0.604|
|13. Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||+0.729|
|14. Alex Albon||Williams||+0.760|
|15. Nico Hulkenberg||Haas||+0.849|
|16. Pierre Gasly||Alpine||+0.956|
|17. Logan Sargeant||Williams||+1.214|
|18. Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+1.389|
|19. Kevin Magnussen||Haas||+1.426|
|20. Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||+1.740|
When to look at the Mexico Metropolis GP reside solely on Sky Sports activities F1
8:45pm: The F1 Present
10:45pm: Mexico Metropolis GP Apply Two (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
6.15pm: Mexico Metropolis GP Apply Three
9pm: Mexico Metropolis GP Qualifying build-up (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
10pm: Mexico Metropolis GP Qualifying (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
6.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday Mexico Metropolis GP build-up (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
8pm: The MEXICO CITY GRAND PRIX (additionally on Sky Sports activities Important Occasion)
10pm: Chequered Flag: Mexico Metropolis GP
F1 is in Mexico for the center leg of the Americas triple header. Watch the entire Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix weekend reside on Sky Sports activities F1 from Friday, with Sunday’s race at 8pm. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW