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GP Mexico F1 2022: Could Max Verstappen be crowned F1 champion at the Mexican Grand Prix?

Max Verstappen banged on the table at Spa, with perhaps his most convincing victory in Formula 1. I left in 14th place after changing engine, the D


Max Verstappen banged on the table at Spa, with perhaps his most convincing victory in Formula 1. I left in 14th place after changing engine, the Dutchman was already leading on lap 12. He pitted, came back, and regained pole position on lap 18 to win, taking more than 17 seconds to the second, Czech Prez.

A brutal display from Max, who extended his lead to 93 points in the drivers’ championship with eight runs remaining. Even if he doesn’t win a single race, but comes second in all of them, he will win the championship. He needs to drop to third place or have some dropouts for Leclerc or Checo Prez to close the gap.

The Autodromo de los Hermanos Rodríguez could be the place where Verstappen is crowned. It could happen earlier, be it in four dates in Japan, or in Austin, but if he doesn’t win a race, the options increase that it will be in the Mexican Grand Prix.

The race in CDMX is the penultimate of the calendar, bringing the maximum remaining score to 86 (26 for coming first in each of the three remaining races and with a bonus point for the fastest lap, plus 8 points in the sprint race in Sao Paulo). so the advantage would have to be reduced by at least seven points in the next five races for Max to be champion in Mexico. Verstappen would need to fall behind Checo, Ferrari or Mercedes for most of the next five races for that to happen.

How many drivers were crowned Formula 1 champions in Mexico?

How many times has the F1 champion been crowned at the Mexican Grand Prix?

The Mexican Grand Prix has been venue for five definitions of the Drivers’ Championship previously. The most recent occasions were with Lewis Hamiltonwhich celebrated its 2017 and 2018 titles in the heart of the Sol Forum. Before the British, the scene had already been repeated with the coronations of John Surtees (1964), Denny Hulme (1967) and Graham Hill (1968).