Why Mexico practice is mixed up

Why Mexico practice is mixed up

Depending on the types of runs you look at, Friday's practice sessions painted various pictures that featured Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull, Force India, Williams and Toro Rosso looking quick in the right circumstances

Sometimes, Formula 1 free practice performances are more clear-cut than others. On Friday in Mexico, Ferrari was fastest on single-lap pace, Force India on adjusted single-lap pace, Mercedes on super-soft and soft Pirelli long-run pace and Red Bull based on medium long runs.

You could argue this is all meaningless, but dig a little deeper and it reveals some fascinating characteristics of the Mexico City circuit, and answers some of the questions posed by a glance at the fastest laptimes of the day.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just