2021 Mexican GP F1 Press Conference Schedule: How the Drivers & Team Bosses Pair Up?

Published 11/03/2021, 5:37 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, 2nd position and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, 1st position during a press conference after the United States Grand Prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


The 2021 United States Grand Prix had a whole new range of thrills and spills, as Max Verstappen raced his way to victory while Lewis Hamilton had to watch himself drift away in the title rivalry. And now, after a couple of weeks’ break, F1 is all set to take a step closer to the title showdown at Mexican GP.

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Again, the fans are itching to know who’ll take control of the top step on the podium this weekend, which could be a crucial factor in the Verstappen-Hamilton rivalry. But before shedding light on the potential on-track actions, let’s take a look at Thursday’s press conference.

The schedule is out, and again, there are a few juicy pair-ups to look forward to.

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Interesting press conference pairings at Mexican GP

The first pair-up that catches our attention is Lewis Hamilton and Nikita Mazepin. The veteran and the rookie have been exchanging words through the media ever since Hamilton slammed F1 for prioritizing billionaire’s kids over talented drivers.

Hence, there is a bit of uneasiness going on between the duo and the reporters are definitely going to bring up questions related to the seven-time world champion’s pay driver comments. So, only time will tell if the press conference brings the two closer or drags them farther from each other.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic

The other pair-up combination is Daniel Ricciardo and home hero, Sergio Perez. Both carry a special place in their hearts for the American continent. Also, there’s Ricciardo‘s charisma and Perez’s excitement for his home race, setting a very positive mood in the room. Hence, amazing content to look forward to from the duo.

Complete press conference schedule for Mexican GP

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Drivers

  • Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)
  • Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo) – Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
  • Fernando Alonso (Alpine) – Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) – Mick Schumacher (Haas)
  • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) – Lando Norris (McLaren)
  • Nikita Mazepin (Haas) – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG)
  • Carlos Sainz (Scuderia Ferrari) – Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) – Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) – Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG)
  • Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) – George Russell (Williams)

Team principals

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  • Laurent Mekies (Scuderia Ferrari) – Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
  • Laurent Rossi (Alpine) – Franz Tost (AlphaTauri)

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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