Grand Prix 2022 Mexico Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

The Mexican Grand Prix takes places in Mexico City, Mexico. It is named thus to avoid confusion with, say, the Indian Grand Prix, which takes place at an Indian City, in India. However, this naming convention can become confusing when you have the Emilia Romagno Grand Prix, which takes place just outside the village of Corfe in Dorset.

It is the highest circuit on the F1 calendar at an altitude of 52,000 feet above sea level. The Miami Grand Prix is probably the highest if you take in to account the amount of Colombian marching powder consumed locally. If you are in the seats right at the top of the grandstands you can see the curvature of the earth and, if you look up, you see the stars in space even when the sun is shining. The only human who has ever been higher than those at the top of the grandstands is Felix Baumgartner, although Johnny Depp could give him a run for his money.

The cars travel down the main straight at nearly mach 2, blown along by the jet stream. The jet stream is an air current which travels at very high speed in the upper atmosphere, Nicholas Latifi is a formula one driver who travels at very low speed in the lower atmosphere. The air at this circuit is incredibly thin, the only thing thinner than the air at the Mexican Grand Prix is Geri Horner, who disappears entirely when she turn sideways.

Mexicans have an annual "day of the dead". There is a similar event every year in the UK which is called the Conservative Party Conference.

At the start of the Grand Prix they play the National Anthem which is at this race, of course, the Mexican Hat Dance. But in an attempt to avoid stereotypes the band play all the notes in the wrong order. Who could have know that the influence of Morecambe and Wise could have spread so far across the world?

Sergio Perez is Mexican. In case his name didn't give you enough of a clue about his heritage people call him "Checo", which he said himself in 2013 is neither complicated nor interesting. With that I have to agree, much like the man himself. He should not be confused with Chico, who was one of the Marx brothers and was interesting.

Other drivers on the F1 grid also have nicknames. Carlos Sainz is sometimes called "Chili", because his testicles are the size of kidney beans. Daniel Ricciardo is the "Honey Badger", as he can often be found sleeping by the side of main roads, and Sebastien Vettel is called "The Finger", due to his intimate relationship with Christian Horner when a Red Bull Driver.

There has been some controversy about the spending cap prior to this Grand Prix, with Red Bull accused of spending more money then they were allowed. They have claimed that part of the overspend was due to offering free meals to their staff. One has to hope they didn't offer their staff any of the watered down piss the brand sells as an "energy drink" as a beverage to go with the truffles fries, foie gras butties, and caviar pizzas the canteen must serve up on a daily basis.

In the 1950 F1 season the average age of F1 drivers was 39. In 2022 seven of the drivers hadn't even reached puberty. There is now much more diversity amongst the drivers, and teams have looked across the world to put young men from different nations in to their cars over recent years. This has nothing to do with their driving ability, rather it gives the teams a chance to flog all sorts of old tat in markets which wouldn't normally take any notice of F1 or the dodgy companies who sponsor the teams these days.

The official F1 website, for whatever reason, shows the event in the wrong sequence and lists the time and date of the race first. You should note that qualifying is on quite late in the evening (UK time) so that it doesn't interfere with other important televisual events such as Strictly Come Dancing or The Voice. I believe there is a big cross over in the fan base between Formula One and crap reality TV shows.

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The race is 71 laps of a 4.3 km circuit, 2.67 miles in old money or 6165 honey badgers laid end to end.

Some of the above facts may not be true. Enjoy!
 
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F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
cider_and_toast yeah i guess this comes from the bosses as they always say they want to take people closer. but i was thinking have team principals changed they think they are stars, think they have power. but then in 90s & 00s. we still had Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Flavio Briatore, Alain Prost, Eddie Jordan, Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Jackie Stewart.

Brogan i hope someone from red bull were watching because it backfired on them. because if you didnt know you wouldnt have noticed. as they got post race interview. took the in house F1 channel pen interviews. then chatted about them
 

Il_leone

World Champion
Ironically, this was a point I made a few weeks ago that the TV companies had been guilty of playing lap dog to the teams and F1 for far too long

People commented at the time that there was a fear of losing access to the teams behind the never ending love ins.

The good thing is that Red Bull have suffered quite a bit of PR damage for not talking to Sky and hopefully this may go some way to changing the dynamics between F1 journalists and the teams.

Back in the day, great F1 journalists such as Alan Henry and Nigel Roebuck would give credit where it was due but they would also take teams to task when necessary.

Hopefully we can get back to honest levels of reporting and much less of the "Christian and the Red Bull show"
That is exactly my feeling to Horner simply eff off this is not the Verstappen appreciation society show

I don't mind the other bosses goading them on TV because that is what he loves to do and being doing for the last two years especially Mercedes

His excuses are more pathetic for their own internal failings.. I pointed out they are looking for Finance people to work for them.

I have lost respect for a Red Bull as a team since post Silverstone 2021. The FIA should have never increased the cap to $175m because clearly the main benefactor was Red Bull. Now we know why
 
That is exactly my feeling to Horner simply eff off this is not the Verstappen appreciation society show

I don't mind the other bosses goading them on TV because that is what he loves to do and being doing for the last two years especially Mercedes

His excuses are more pathetic for their own internal failings.. I pointed out they are looking for Finance people to work for them.

I have lost respect for a Red Bull as a team since post Silverstone 2021. The FIA should have never increased the cap to $175m because clearly the main benefactor was Red Bull. Now we know why
Yes, I am getting sick of RB as well. I wish they were punished more severely for breaking the budget cap. Let's be honest, they will probably win most of the races next year as well. Ferrari might increase by few wins and Mercedes might get a few but RB will probably dominate again. Hopefully we actually see at least a small impact on their car with reduced testing.
 
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