The Grand Prix of Mexico was held only a week after the united States and that, coupled with the fact that the season is nearly over, caused that the equipment does not introduce many novelties in their cars.
despite this, and mainly due to the bad conditions meterológicas they suffered in Austin, took the opportunity to better understand the developments introduced in previous races, by performing numerous tests with paraffin and sensors of all types. Much of this work is nothing more than a previous analysis of face-to 2016, a year in which the regulations are not changed and the key will be in tweaking the most of the concepts learned this season.
Force India was one of the teams leading players in Mexico, especially by counting in its ranks with Sergio Perez, the local hero who was embraced by tens of thousands of supporters in the stands. But, besides that, it introduced a subtle modification to his rear spoiler, decreasing the height of the flap DRS to generate less resistance to the advance and slightly increase the tip speed on the two long straights of the circuit american.
Another team that made little changes, it was Red Bull, which increased the already large opening for cooling the back of the bonnet. The high speeds which allows the circuit mexican forced the teams to to increase the cooling capacity of the cars, both in terms of the internal mechanics as to the brakes, which were unexpected protagonists during the weekend.
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez offered a rare sight in recent times, as your asphalt forced the pilots to get the best out of themselves. Being new, it offered very little grip, but also is revealed as an area of low quality and hard to drain the rain falling on the circuit. That caused the oils and dirt that are part of a new asphalt came to the surface and converted to the circuit in a little less than a skating rink. Poor adherence and changing temperatures and soft due to the rain or a sky quite cloudy in general, led to graining in many phases of the weekend.
Sensor that studies the behavior of the aerodynamic flow around the tire in the single-seater Lotus.
it Was a weekend of transition in terms of new techniques is concerned, but very interesting to see how the teams attempted to solve the problems that the circuit posed at the level of the tyres and to find a compromise between downforce and top speed in a straight line.