F1 2022
Round 20

Max Verstappen Took his 14th Win of the Season

mx Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Round 20 of the season, Mexico City Grand Prix took place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. The Oracle Red Bull Racing driver, Max Verstappen took his 14th win of the season and Sergio Perez finished 3rd on the podium.

Max Verstappen Took his 14th Win of the Season

The Scuderia AlphaTauri driver, Pierre Gasly finished 11th and Yuki Tsunoda didn't finished.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
The first stint of the race was critical today and we managed to stay in the lead after turn one. We were obviously on a different strategy to the cars around us and we had to look after our tyres a lot. We had quite good pace on the soft tyre even though it wears a bit more, we then drove the medium to the end. Winning 14 races in a season is incredible, we’re having an amazing year as a Team and that’s the most important thing. We keep on pushing and we want to win as many races as possible, it’s really special what we are all achieving together this year.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
It feels good to be on the podium but I wanted more today, I am a little bit disappointed. We could have finished second definitely but we had a poor pitstop, which really prevented us doing the undercut and being closer to Lewis. The hard tyre didn’t work for him initially but once he got them going it just didn’t work for me, then I was looking after my tyres and there was no more in them. We were planning to do a two-stop race but degradation was better than expected. This place in unbelievable, it is an amazing crowd here and I will never forget these moments because of the people. It is certainly, if not the best, one of the best crowds in Formula One - I am very privileged to have this support. I just want to go and win the next two races now, we have had the pace in the last few races, so now I just want to put it all together, cut out the small problems and then I believe we can do that.

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly 10
Scuderia AlphaTauri
It’s a real shame, but we knew it would be difficult starting from P14. I gave everything I could today, and we were close to finishing in the top 10, if we’d had one more lap I think we could’ve been in it. The atmosphere has been insane, as always in Mexico, so that’s been great, I’m just disappointed we’ve come away without points.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Scuderia AlphaTauri
It’s such a shame about today’s result. My tyre management had been really good in the race up until that point, and I was feeling confident in that final stint, so I’m very disappointed that it ended with such a silly mistake. Daniel was on a different strategy and would’ve easily made it past later on, so for such an experienced driver to try to overtake in an area that it’s just not possible to is so annoying. We were close to being able to finish in the points, which are so valuable to us right now. There are some positives to take away from this weekend, but for now I just need to go away and reset, then come back stronger for Brazil.

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