Red Bull has winning pace but a major problem

Red Bull has winning pace but a major problem

Friday practice at Mexico City suggested Red Bull has the car to beat. But that pace alone might not be enough for it to defeat Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend

Red Bull's resurgence has been one of the stories of the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season, to the point where it appears to have the pace to fight for race victories on merit regularly - just as Max Verstappen successfully did in Malaysia last month.

On paper, day one in Mexico looked more promising than ever, with Daniel Ricciardo fastest on single-lap pace and the little race-run data that was produced hinting Red Bull might have the edge on race pace. But there's one huge hurdle to be cleared: how to gain track position.

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