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Why the Renault engine was so strong in Mexico

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Red Bull utterly dominated last weekend's Mexican Grand Prix and the team - and Max Verstappen - also won in Mexico City last season. Our technical expert explains the reasons behind Red Bull's big jump.

It's always difficult to understand exactly why a car performs well on some tracks and badly on others. Normally you can see a trend, and it's true to say that the bigger teams tend to get the most from their respective packages while the small teams occasionally stumble, but Red Bull's dominant form in Mexico requires some explanation.

Over the past five seasons Mercedes has been the yardstick so far as consistency is concerned. Yes, it has tripped up a few times, and Mexico was one of those cases, but they have been very rare events - and they have often come at outlier tracks.

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Series Formula 1
Event Mexican GP
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Gary Anderson