Why Renault's engine was so strong in Mexico

Why Renault's engine was so strong in Mexico

Red Bull utterly dominated last weekend's Mexican Grand Prix and the team - and Max Verstappen - also won in Mexico City last season. Our technical expert explains the reasons behind Red Bull's big jump

It's always difficult to understand exactly why a car performs well on some tracks and badly on others. Normally you can see a trend, and it's true to say that the bigger teams tend to get the most from their respective packages while the small teams occasionally stumble, but Red Bull's dominant form in Mexico requires some explanation.

Over the past five seasons Mercedes has been the yardstick so far as consistency is concerned. Yes it has tripped up a few times, and Mexico was one of those cases, but they have been very rare events - and they have often come at outlier tracks.

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