Mexico race preview

Circuit Description
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez hosts the first of three straight race in the Americas on the current Formula One calendar. After being used in two separate stints as the host of the Mexican Grand Prix from 1962 to 1970 and again from 1986 to 1992, the current Hermann Tilke renovated circuit has three unique sections. The first sector is dominated by two long straights that include both DRS zones on the track. This sector includes the best overtaking opportunities for

drivers into Turns 1 and 4. The second sector is the most technical, as drivers will be winding through the two fast, sweeping s sections before hitting the back straight. While difficult to overtake, this area can be an easy place for drivers to pick up penalties for cutting the corners. Its also easy to lose the car on worn tyres, especially on the exit of Turn 11.
The final sector is one of the most iconic and picturesque sections of any F1 track. The cars take a hard right into Turn 12 and enter into the Foro Sol Stadium, which used to be the home of a Mexican league baseball team. The track leads into a hairpin before squeezing its way between two sections of bleachers and onto the main straight.

Tier 3
Sergey065 has yet to lose a race on the new game after dominating the Japanese Grand Prix last week and taking the points lead away from PerryTheDog6. Both PerryTheDog6 and Jaykub_L did not finish at Suzuka, which allowed RaCeR-001 to climb within 2 points of Jaykub_L for the final promotion position in the standings. PerryTheDog6 won the last race here though not on the racing circuit, but with penalties to MPmotorsport95 and Matrix55, he took home the victory.

Tier 2
Matrix55 took home yet another victory at Japan after holding off teammate Twitch_COSrikki and Alfa Romeo competitor Mitch791. Mitch791 is the highest finisher from last year’s Tier 2 race still in the same tier, although Matrix55 took home a podium in the tier below. Because of the nature of DRS and wheel-to-wheel racing around this track, this could be one of the final chances for an upset winner/podium position the rest of the season.

Tier 1
FruitfulCoot1 joined a short list of being a winner in Tier 1 last week after an unfortunate disconnection by Al_Ataqueeeeeer cost him a victory. Current points leader Legominecraft3 has a 14 point cushion to Al_Ataqueeeeeer with just four races remaining. Al_Ataqueeeeeer will need to repeat as a winner at Mexico to continue to put pressure on Legominecraft3 heading into the final three races left of the season. As competitive as the top tier is, there is a very real chance for carnage heading into Turns 1 or 4 from the midfield on back. Each tier should produce their own drama, and fans will not want to miss any of the action.

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