Mexican Grand Prix 1/11/2015: Formula 1 Preview and Prediction
1 November 2015/ 1800 ET
TV: BT Sports
After an exciting American Grand Prix that saw Lewis Hamilton win not only the race but the Drivers’ championship for a second year in a row, Formula 1 heads to Mexico where we get set for the Mexican Grand Prix. This race will be another chance for Mercedes to flex their muscles but there seems to be some serious competition in the form of Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari.
Of the back the American Grand Prix, it can be safe to say the Mercedes are the dominant constructor. This car that they have set up is almost perfect in every way. The turning is effective, it’s got great aerodynamics and the Mercedes powered engine provides the machine with the best straight line speed. The combination of these attributes have made it very difficult for anyone to compete with them this season. Having said that, around the time of the Singapore Grand Prix, it looked like Ferrari had caught up thanks to an amazing performance by Sebastian Vettel and some reliability problems in the Mercedes garage. This fairytale for Ferrari didn’t last long though since the Mercedes team has been back and firing in all cylinders ever since.
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As competition from other teams goes, there really is not anyone else other that Ferrari. They might not be as good as Mercedes but they are second best by quite a long way. Teams such as Williams, Red Bull and Force India have had some lone performances but none of them have been able to put in consistent performances that put them in the frame of being in contention of the Constructor’s championship.
As results for the Mexican Grand Prix goes, I don’t see anybody beating Lewis Hamilton. This man has been on fire for some time now and it seems like he is in a different race to everybody else. I think 2nd place will be taken by Sebastian Vettel who has also shown this season how good of a driver he is. The last place on the podium should be taken by Nico Rosberg. Rosberg has had a dreadful season in all honesty. Although he will finish the season as the 2nd or 3rd ranked driver in the Drivers’ Championship standings, he should really have challenged Lewis Hamilton more as the two of them have had the most dominant cars. As bets go for this game, I think Rosberg to finish first in qualifying is good value at 2.87. Although he has not been able to beat Hamilton lately on race day, he has often out qualified him. In addition to that, Sebastian Vettel to finish in the Podium seems to be a safe bet at 1.61. This race should be a great and the real battle should take place for second place.