We present some hypothetical scenarios for the future of the Formula 1 season depending on the outcome of the race; All F1 is on Star+, sign up here
This Sunday Czech Perez He will strive to become the first Mexican to reach the podium in history Mexico Grand Prix, surpassing fourth place in the Pedro Rodriguez In 1968, but based on the results he has this season, it is not unreasonable to think that he will finish first, even though he will start from fourth.
Given this possibility, I decided to explore different hypothetical scenarios for the future of the Formula 1 season, and think about the victory of Checo Pérez, as well as the rest of the main champions in the class: Max Verstappen And Lewis Hamilton.
Noticeable: These scenarios consider that there is no abandonment.
What will happen if Checo Pérez wins?
After Mexico, there will only be four races left on the calendar, so a win in Mexico would not give him a chance to win the drivers’ championship, and that possibility has been ruled out at the US Grand Prix. With 150 points, Checo’s most ambitious goal for the rest of the season is to add 133 points (win all races, with the fastest lap in each and also win the next rank). the enemy), which will exceed the units currently owned by Hamilton but will not reach his partner Verstappen (187.5).
However, Checo is in a tight battle to defend his current fourth position with Lando Norris trailing by just one point, while Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is third with 185 points, so a win in Mexico will help Checo move closer to third. A site in the world of pilots.
This would also be historic because not only had a Mexican won two big trophies in the same season, he would also have overtaken Rodriguez (South Africa 1967 and Belgium 1970) as the Mexican with the most wins in this category.
Unfortunately, Checo’s victory won’t really have an impact on the final result of the Drivers’ Championship, although the story might be different in the Constructors’ Championship, as we’ll see later.
What if Max Verstappen wins?
Verstappen currently leads the championship by 12 points over Hamilton, so a win in Mexico would take him at least 5 more points away from the Briton.
Each Formula 1 victory awards 25 points to the winner, 19 to second, 15 to third, and 12 to fourth, plus pilots can earn one extra point on the fastest lap as long as they finish within the points zone, and that is, the first 10 positions , is calculated.
If Verstappen wins and Hamilton finishes second on the fastest lap, the Dutchman would reach 312.5 for 295.5 behind the seven-time champion. At this point in the tournament, 17 points is a huge advantage and could start to tip the balance in your favour.
Of the four remaining races in the championship, Verstappen has won the latest in two editions (Brazil and Abu Dhabi), while the other two races are the first circuit (Saudi Arabia and Qatar).
What if Red Bull made it 1-2?
Mercedes is the leader in the constructors’ championship with 460.5 points from Red Bull’s 437.5, so 1-2 from the Austrian team would allow them to cut 17 units, i.e. Red Bull would reach 481.5 by Mercedes 487.5 (assuming they finish 3-4), with the possibility that Someone adds an extra point on the fast lap.
Red Bull will remain in second place, but it is very close to the heart of the championship at any given moment.
What if Lewis Hamilton wins?
The seven-time champion is 12 points behind Verstappen and if he wins the race in Mexico City, he can go that distance by up to five points, if he also makes the fastest lap, leaving 301.5 points for the British and 306.5 for the Dutch. ..
With four races remaining, five units are achievable teams, although the most recent victories in two of those episodes (Brazil and Abu Dhabi) were for Verstappen.
For Hamilton, the option is not just to keep adding, but to stay ahead of Verstappen in the rankings and the Mexican Grand Prix should be a turning point for the Briton if he wants to retain his title again.
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What would happen if Mercedes made 1-2?
If Mercedes manages to win 1-2, it will be a blow to the table, as it means that in addition to moving away from the lead in the constructors’ championship, Hamilton will put himself two points behind Verstappen, who he did not hope to be. Higher than third place (15 points up to 302.5).
With this score, Mercedes would reach 504.5 points in the championship with Red Bull reaching just 464.5 (assuming it finishes 3-4), meaning it would practically equal the constructors’ championship for the eighth year in a row.
What do you think is the most likely scenario at the Mexican Grand Prix?
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