Quality LIVE | 2022 Mexican GP Formula 1: Hermanos Rodríguez Autodromo circuit
Q3 | 00:00 | VERSTAPPEN REMAINS AT POLE. Mercedes is doing everything to take that position away from him, but it is not enough for them and they finish second and third. Checo will start fourth this Sunday.
Q3 | 01:00 | Checo improves his time, but very little and it is only enough to stay third, while Sainz and Leclerc are fourth and fifth behind.
Q3 | 04:00 | Checo is back on track for a final attempt that could put him on the front row at the start this Sunday in front of his fans.
Q3 | 06:00 | Lewis Hamilton was second with a great lap, but in the end they took time away from him and he crashed. Now Russell is second and Checo Prez remains third.
Q3 | 08:00 | Checo is already recording his first fast lap of this Q3, clocking 1:18.153, ahead of the two Ferraris that failed to hit the table this weekend.
Q3 | 10:00 | The cars are already going out in search of the first round in Q3, and the first to take to the track was Checo Pérez, trying to achieve as fast as possible and without the crowd in front of him.
Q2 | 00:00 | Q2 IS DONE! Lewis Hamilton is the fastest again, and Checo Pérez is fifth at the end the best time while eliminated: Ricciardo, Zhou, Tsunoda, Gasly and Magnussen.
Q2 | 02:00 | Checo Prez had a great time and that was enough for him to climb to third place which ensures his entry into Q3 and looking for a better position for tomorrow.
Q2 | 04:00 | So far, Tsunoda, Prez, Zhou, Gasly and Magnussen will be eliminated. Checo is already looking to improve his time and enter Q3.
Q2 | 06:00 | Leclerc finishes with the sixth fastest time, while Sainz finishes eighth. The Czech appears at 10 and is threatened with elimination.
Q2 | 08:00 | It is not enough for Max to overtake Mercedes and finish in fourth place behind Bottas who leaves everything on the track.
Q2 | 10:00 | The first to make the fastest lap are Mercedes, who have a technically equal result of 1:18.5, and Verstappen is already behind them and is trying to improve.
Q2 | 13:00 | It’s already two minutes into Q2, but we still don’t see a single car on the track and everyone is fine-tuning the details to go in search of the fastest lap.
Q1 | 00:00 | Q1 is over. The first place is won by Lewis Hamilton with a great time. Eliminated in this session are Latifi, Albon, Stroll, Vettel and Schumacher.
Q1 | 03:00 | Checo Prez is making his second attempt with used tires and is only good enough for sixth place, almost half a second behind the first Max Verstappen.
Q1 | 06:00 | Let’s review the first places after the first fast lap for all drivers: Verstappen, Leclerc, Bottas, Hamilton, Sainz, Russell, Ocon, Alonso, Norris and Prez.
Q1 | 09:00 | Lewis Hamilton drove a great lap, but it wasn’t enough for him in the end. First place is taken by Verstappen with 1:19.222, and Charles Leclerc is second.
Q1 | 11:00 | Checo Prez takes first place with a time of 1:20.4, and at the same time Verstappen complains that he has very little grip on the track. Yuki is the second so far.
Q1 | 13:00 | The first few minutes passed and Schumacher took the lead just as Checo Prez took to the track and the fans stood up to support him.
Q1 | 17:00 | The engines start and the first qualifying session at the Mexican Grand Prix begins. The first on the track is Kevin Magnussen next to Mick Schumacher.
Green flag at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome!
14:55 hours | Now I know everything is ready. The pilots have already put on their helmets and started to get into the car to set off with this qualifying session in Mexico.
2:50 p.m. | We are only 10 minutes away from the start of Q1 and If you are new to this world of F1, here is a quick explanation of how qualifying is done.
- It all starts with Q1, where the 20 drivers in the category go out in search of the best possible time, and then the last five places are dropped from the rest of the session.
- It’s the same for Q2 and again the top five times are eliminated.
- For Q3, the top 10 times go off, usually over two laps, to claim the lowest time, with the winner starting from pole position for this Sunday’s race.
2:45 p.m In order to finish in the top three in this weekend’s race, Checo will reach 10 podiums in the season, doubling his best year in F1 that in 2021 there were five podiums.
2:40 p.m The The Pole Position winner at the Mexican Grand Prix last year was Valtteri Bottas, who unfortunately took a hit in the first corner of the race that left him without a podium.
2:35 p.m. | It should be remembered that Max Verstappen is premiering a spectacular helmet this weekend to celebrate his double world title in the highest category.
2:30 p.m. | This was not an easy weekend for anyone but Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen less so, as they still don’t seem to be finding the limits of the track give that extra.
14:25 hours | atmosphere one we live at the Autodrom, but especially at Foro Sol. It looks like there will be no rain in these qualifiers despite the forecast.
2:15 p.m. | let’s review the results of the last free practice at the Mexican Grand Prix, where the Mercedes drivers surprised and set the two best times.
2:10 p.m. | Safe Christian Horner is already checking that everything is in order so that his two drivers, Max Verstappen and Checo Prez, can go out and try to do the best qualifying possible and start from the first row this Sunday.
14:05 hours | Ferrari mechanics take the stress out of this weekend doing pull-ups with Charles Leclerc in the Hermanos Rodríguez Paddock… They look worried!
2:00 p.m Another hour separates us from the start of the qualy on track i This is what Foro Sol looks like, full to support Checo Pérez from close range as he seeks a historic weekend at home.
Bye bye bye. The moment has arrived. Welcome to the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix Qualifying in the Formula 1 World Championship, where we will follow closely what Checo Prez can do.
The Autdromo Hermanos Rodríguez is already shining with its maximum capacity and that is that no one wants to miss the opportunity to support the Aztec driver in the fight for his second pole position in history.
Actions start at 15:00 from the capital of Mexico, and here we will tell you about all the actions live so you don’t miss a single detail on the track.