Mexican GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures

Grab your sombrero and break out the tequila: the Mexican Grand Prix weekend is here!

Check out our first batch of pictures from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and F1’s media day.


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FIA adds third DRS zone to Mexican GP track

To boost overtaking opportunities in next Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, the FIA has added a third DRS zone at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

The detection point for the third and new DRS zone is located 70m after Turn 9, with activation set at 80m after Turn 11.

The following two zones share the same detection point – located at the exit of Turn 15 – and stretch from Turn 17 to Turn 1, and then from Turn 3 to Turn 4.

Lewis Hamilton has an opportunity to wrap up the championship next weekend if he scores 14 points than Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

However, the Briton is cautious on his chances of securing a sixth world title in Mexico, believing that Ferrari’s straightline speed might will pose a major challenge to the Scuderia’s rivals.

“I’m hoping for a better weekend, but I think it’s going to be very hard to beat the Ferraris with those long straights,” Hamilton said ahead of next weekend’s Mexican round.

“We have no hope of getting by on those straights, that’s for sure.”

Will a third DRS zone help Mercedes’ cause? Check back on Sunday.

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