When and where will the next F1 race take place?
Max Verstappen is looking to surpass the joint record held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for most wins in a single season as the two-time world champion returns to the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend.
The Dutchman has already won his second world title and after winning the Circuit of the Americas last Sunday, he only needs one more victory to surpass the German duo’s record of 13 wins in a single year.
Verstappen also won in Mexico City last year, beating Lewis Hamilton at the checkered flag with local hero Sergio Perez finishing on the podium, setting off some memorable scenes.
While Hamilton may well be imagining his chances at a circuit he has won twice, Perez will be aiming for a famous triumph with Red Bull having already finished the constructors’ championship. He trails Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by two points in the battle for second place heading into the weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When and where is the next race?
Formula 1 returns to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix.
The first and the second training take place 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (BST) respectively on Friday, before the third practice at 6 p.m. Saturday and qualifying at 9 p.m. (TSB).
Sunday’s race starts at 8 p.m. (GMT).
What was said?
Lewis Hamilton said his narrow loss in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix gave him hope that he could win again.
Max Verstappen’s poor pitstop on lap 35 of 56 at the Circuit of the Americas gave Hamilton the chance to end a losing streak that dates back to last year’s penultimate round in Saudi Arabia on December 5.
Verstappen edged Hamilton by seven seconds, but after smashing his way past Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with 15 laps to go, the two-time world champion joined former rival Mercedes and overtook them with six laps remaining.
With just three rounds – in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi – remaining, Hamilton, 37, is running out of time to ensure his record of winning at least one race in every campaign he has driven remains intact.
The seven-time world champion said: “We came here with improvements, we closed the gap a bit and we were so, so close. I did everything I could to try to stay ahead but they were a bit too fast today.
“A great strategy from us and a great race from Red Bull. I’m broken. The car was a handful. It was amazing to be in the lead. It’s something we worked so hard on as a team all throughout the year.
Current driver ranking
1. Max Verstappen (C) – 391 points
2. Charles Leclerc – 267 points
3. Sergio Perez – 265 points
4. George Russell – 218 points
5. Carlos Sainz – 202 points
6. Lewis Hamilton – 198 points
7. Lando Norris – 109 points
8. Esteban Ocon – 79 points
9. Fernando Alonso – 65 points
10. Valtteri Bottas – 46 points
11. Sebastien Vettel – 38 points
12. Daniel Ricciardo -29 points
13. Kevin Magnussen – 26 points
14. Pierre Gasly – 23 points
15. Spear Stroll – 13 points
16. Yuki Tsunoda – 13 points
17. Mick Schumacher – 12 points
18. Guanyu Zhou – 6 points
19. Alex Albon – 4 points
20. Nicolas Latifi – 2 points
21. Nyck de Vries – 2 points
22. Nico Hulkenberg – 0 points
Full program 2022
TOUR 20 —MEXICO
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez — October 28-30
TOUR 21 — BRAZIL
Interlagos — November 11-13
TOWER 22—ABU DHABI
Yas Marina — November 18-20