Lewis Hamilton is envisaging another “tough” Mexican GP for Mercedes in the wake of “pretty shocking” results in each of the past two seasons.
Hamilton has his first mathematical opportunity to clinch a sixth drivers’ world title in this Sunday’s race, but to have any chance he must finish on the podium – something he has not managed in Mexico City since 2016, despite clinching the last two championships there.
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Red Bull have won the last two races at the atmospheric Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with Ferrari also beating Mercedes last year around a complex circuit where downforce is reduced amid high altitude and car cooling is a key challenge. The Scuderia’s field-leading straight-line speed is likely to make them an even greater threat this weekend.