2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix highlights

F1 Grand Prix of Mexico

Scuderia Ferrari


Scuderia Ferrari finished third and fourth in the 2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Charles Leclerc secured the 28th podium finish of his career, with Carlos Sainz finishing behind him, the Spaniard thus moving up to fourth place in the Drivers’ classification, equal on points with Fernando Alonso, but ahead of his fellow countryman by virtue of his Singapore win.

The gap to Mercedes remains the same in the Constructors’ standings at 22 points, while Charles’ podium was the 805th for the Maranello marque, coming in a race that could have ended badly for the Monegasque, as he was involved in a collision with Sergio Perez shortly after the start.

Carlos Sainz #55

It was a long and tough race today, having to manage tyres and temperatures constantly. Looking at the pace today, I think the result is the maximum we could have achieved. Both the starts were quite chaotic, but we kept it together and stuck with our preferred strategy of doing one-stop, which we had opted for before the red flag. In the end, we scored some good points for the team, and now we focus on the upcoming Sao Paulo race with the Sprint format.

Charles Leclerc #16

It was a tricky one. I was caught between the two Red Bulls at the start, and unfortunately, Checo (Perez) and I touched, which led to me picking up some damage on the car and to Checo retiring. Later on, we struggled a bit on the Hards after the restart. Lewis (Hamilton) was really strong on the Mediums and had minimal degradation, getting ahead of us. It’s not where we wanted to finish, but we maximised our results.

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal

When you start on the front row, a P3 and a P4 finish is not the result you aim for, but given how the race was run, I think we almost did the best we could with our car today. We knew the start would be tricky because of the long run to the first corner, in which the slipstream can have a big effect, and for sure, our start today was not ideal.

In the first stint, we were on the pace, but then, like many others, we struggled at the restart with the Hard tyre. And this is what cost Charles the position to Lewis, who was on Mediums, but for us, it would have been really on the limit to get to the end on that tyre if we had taken the opportunity to fit it again when the race was stopped.

We need to keep working to reduce the performance difference between our qualifying and race pace, given that, especially on the Hards, we struggled too much compared to our rivals, who were able to manage the tyres better than us.

Scuderia Ferrari best pictures:

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

1 – GP MESSICO F1/2023 – GIOVEDI’ 26/10/2023 – credit: @ Ferrari Spa

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

2 – GP MESSICO F1/2023 – VENERDI 27/10/2023 – credit: @ Ferrari Spa

2023 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

FERRARI F1 GP MESSICO VENERDI 27/10/2023 @Scuderia Ferrari Press Office

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