Why F1's Mexico GP wasn't as boring as everyone made out
OPINION: The 2022 Mexican Grand Prix won't be remembered for anything other than the race Max Verstappen took an historic 14th win in a single season. The lack of action led to an unenthused fanbase on social media, but there were elements of that grand prix that made it far more interesting than has been claimed
A scroll through social media has told me I’m in the very small minority here. A cursory chat with my Autosport colleagues also indicates I’m in the wrong. Nevertheless, I really don’t think last weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix was the irredeemably dull race it’s been made out to be.
Sure enough, it fell well short of some of the safe bet measures of gauging a thrilling contest. Sadly, there was no wheel-to-wheel scraps for the lead as per Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Austria earlier this season. Nor was there the sort of mesmeric recovery drive that Max Verstappen turned in at Spa to charge from 14th on the grid to victory. Aside from Daniel Ricciardo clumsily tipping Yuki Tsunoda into retirement, there wasn’t even a gratuitous shunt to trigger a game-changing safety car. Still, that’s not to mean that this was a total write-off.
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