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    Ferrari ditch familiar red for blue & white in protest - Mexico GP 1964

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    It should be RB & Ferrari track. Let's see how it pans out.
    Teams will go with high-medium DF pack.

    So perfect balance is imp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    It should be RB & Ferrari track. Let's see how it pans out.
    Teams will go with high-medium DF pack.

    So perfect balance is imp.
    Weather should be fine and sunny all 3 days.

    I wonder how Liberty will make a spectacle out of this one??

    Mariachi's playing with pinantas everywhere and free "cerverza" with Buffer in the background saying " VAMOS A LUCHARRRRR!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Weather should be fine and sunny all 3 days.

    I wonder how Liberty will make a spectacle out of this one??

    Mariachi's playing with pinantas everywhere and free "cerverza" with Buffer in the background saying " VAMOS A LUCHARRRRR!!!"
    Pretty long straight but because of its altitude requires high DF.

    I think we can see overtakes only on the straight no other areas to make a move. I mean it will be pretty risky given the speed of these cars carrying around corners

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    It should be RB & Ferrari track. Let's see how it pans out.
    Teams will go with high-medium DF pack.

    So perfect balance is imp.
    I hope you're right. All these Merc wins are getting tiresome.

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    The #MexicoGP circuit was named after the Rodríguez brothers, shortly after Ricardo Rodríguez's sad death at the inaugural event in 1962.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    The #MexicoGP circuit was named after the Rodríguez brothers, shortly after Ricardo Rodríguez's sad death at the inaugural event in 1962.

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    Ricardo was HUGELY talented and would have been WDC for sure.
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    Lewis wins the title if Vettel ends second and Lewis at least ninth.

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    HIS HIGHNESS THE HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ
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    Ferrari passion at 2300 metres

    Mexico – “… and I realised that he was consumed by an inner fire that his family fed with fuel rather than water.” This powerful and emotive phrase was used by Enzo Ferrari to describe Ricardo Rodriguez de la Vega, a rising star of Mexican motorsport who died all too soon at the age of 20 in 1962. Both he and his brother Pedro, who died nine years later at the Norisring, drove for Ferrari.
    And today, coming in on a direct flight from Austin, the Scuderia is back in the city with the circuit named in honour of the two brothers. It was also the venue where John Surtees clinched the 1964 World Championship for Ferrari and Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell secured a one-two for the Prancing Horse in 1990. In this its third year of its third incarnation, the Mexican circuit still features some of the original layout, even if, instead of the Peraltada that cost Ricardo his life, today we have the stadium section, which is spectacular but very slow.

    The track first staged an F1 race in ’63 and was back on the calendar from 1986 to ’92 and then again from 2015, each time getting shorter in length, from the original 5 kilometres to the current 4.304 kms. Its most striking feature is what happens to the air here, because the Mexican metropolis sits at 2300 metres above sea level, so that air density is around a quarter less (leaving aside the matter of pollution) than at sea level.

    Today’s turbocharged engines deal with this deficiency thanks to the compressor, but the level of aerodynamic downforce required is very high, precisely because the air doesn’t “push down” on the cars as it would do at a lesser altitude. Here again, and even more so than at most tracks, the setting for the fans is spectacular and support for Ferrari is not restricted to the circuit itself, as the minibuses used to transport the Scuderia team members to the track are soon spotted and mobbed with affection.
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    just released by FOM 1990 highlights of the 1990 Mexico GP

    Ferrari Claim Memorable One-Two | 1990 Mexico Grand Prix

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    just released by FOM 1990 highlights of the 1990 Mexico GP

    Ferrari Claim Memorable One-Two | 1990 Mexico Grand Prix

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctLq5sqM1WQ
    Thanks for the reminder and that great look back JG. It's time for those pinche Benzes to suffer a little!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    It should be RB & Ferrari track. Let's see how it pans out.
    Teams will go with high-medium DF pack.

    So perfect balance is imp.
    Unfortunately, every track is Mercedes track. That's it when one has perfect car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    Unfortunately, every track is Mercedes track. That's it when one has perfect car!
    They do not have the perfect car and some of the tracks are not really Mercedes tracks. You saw at Hungaroring for example, Singapore if Seb would have been more careful, a win and a double podium was high on the cards. Their car is just better at most tracks and thats why they deserve that WCC.

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    In 2004 we won 15 races out of 18, an 83% win ratio if my math is correct. Merc don't have that this year.

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    You are pretty correct great stat.

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    Hope that with this year it's end of mercs era.
    Next year either Ferrari or RB should dominate. Getting bored of this Lewis being super hero publicity.

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    Lets just enjoy these last couple races. WDC WCC all gone. Seb got nothing to loose now so hope for some gloves off racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Lets just enjoy these last couple races. WDC WCC all gone. Seb got nothing to loose now so hope for some gloves off racing.
    Yeah, just enjoy them and hope we actually get some battles up front.

    3 races before the halo comes in lol, enjoy them.
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    So Lewis has to finish at least fifth to win the championship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    So Lewis has to finish at least fifth to win the championship?
    Yeah. But he's going to have DNF here

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    During the Press conference today.

    VET [On title]: “It’s not over. It’s not as much in our hands as much as we’d like but we want to win the last three races" #MexicoGP

    VET: “Overall it’s been a good year. The pity is there was a couple of times we weren’t able to fight. That made a difference” #MexicoGP

    VET: “Look at where Ferrari was after 2014. He [Arrivabene] is the key person for changing that, so I think he is the right man” #MexicoGP

    VET: “I like that track. It’s not easy to get everything right but I hope for a smooth race this time” #MexicoGP

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Yeah. But he's going to have DNF here
    Well last time he needed to finish fifth to win a title almost failed. So there's hope no matter how slim it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Lets just enjoy these last couple races. WDC WCC all gone. Seb got nothing to loose now so hope for some gloves off racing.
    Gloves off !! I hope Verstappen didn't read your post !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Yeah. But he's going to have DNF here
    I wish.. I've been hoping for that for the last 5-6 races but it's not happened, not only is the Merc a rocketship but it's also bulletproof :(
    a DNF would improve the race 10,000% lol

    I'm just going to have the TV remote at hand so I can immediately turn over on the last lap, so I don't have to watch Sky's Ham fanboy fest. ughhhhhh they are sooo biased and up his ..rear end..
    Common doesn't mean "Come on"; "Should have" not "Should of" ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariSteve View Post
    I wish.. I've been hoping for that for the last 5-6 races but it's not happened, not only is the Merc a rocketship but it's also bulletproof :(
    a DNF would improve the race 10,000% lol

    I'm just going to have the TV remote at hand so I can immediately turn over on the last lap, so I don't have to watch Sky's Ham fanboy fest. ughhhhhh they are sooo biased and up his ..rear end..
    A hamilton DNF & a ferrari engine with an added 50hp to catch up to mercs would be super sweetness :P
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