F1: 'Checo' Pérez finishes third in P1 of the Mexican Grand Prix; Verstappen, the fastest

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Practice 1 of Mexican Grand Prixthe twentieth round of the 2023 Formula 1 season, was won by the Dutchman Max Verstappen, three-time champion of the Great Circus; the Mexican Sergio Perezfrom Red Bull, finished with the third fastest time.

The Mexican 'Checo' Pérez started P1 in a good way. With less than five minutes played he placed himself in second place; Although he didn't last long, because he was surpassed by his partner Max Vertsappen.

Surprisingly, the Thai Alex Albon, from Williams, clocked the best time in the first 11 minutes of the test. Until 'Mad Max' surpassed him and placed first.

The Spanish Carlos Sainz, of Ferrari, was the first to have a problem with his car, he suffered hydraulic problems with just 14 minutes left in P1.

'Checo' unleashed madness at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez when he completed the fastest lap and overtook Verstappen, but the happiness only lasted a couple of minutes before the Dutchman regained the lead.

When it seemed like no one was getting close to the Red Bulls' times. Albon once again demonstrated his talent and placed second, thus moving Pérez Mendoza to third place.

With 30 minutes remaining in the test, the Monegasque Charles Leclercfrom Ferrari, completed a great lap and relegated the Guadalajara driver to fourth place.

Five minutes later, the English Lando Norris, from McLaren, clocked the fastest time; However, it took Verstappen a lap to set a better time. Meanwhile, 'Checo' surpassed Leclerc and returned to fourth position.

With 18 minutes remaining, the Mexican made a great turn and placed second. The Autodromo erupted with shouts of encouragement for the man from Guadalajara.

Six minutes later, Alex Albon He appeared again to complicate 'Checo' and relegate the Mexican to third place.

In the last 240 seconds of the test, Pérez Mendoza looked for a better time to surpass Albon or Verstappen but he did not achieve it. It is just the first test of the Mexican GP, ​​the man from Guadalajara will have time to improve before the 'qualy' this Saturday.

Below are all the results of Practice 1.

In this practice 1, five young pilots participated in the Hermanos Rodríguez Racecourse.

The P2 It will run at 4:00 p.m., central Mexico time. On Saturday the P3 at 11:30 a.m. and the 'qually' at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday the career will have its initial flag at 2:00 p.m.

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