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Altitude problems Mercedes and Red Bull Racing Honda have to deal with in Mexico

Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are firm favourites to win the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix. This season the Dutchman has a Championship competitive car that works successfully on many different track types. But this weekend the RB16B gets to race around a traditionally strong Red Bull track in the turbo-hybrid era.  Verstappen has racked up two wins in Mexico and could’ve arguably had more in years gone by. That was without a car capable of constantly beating Mercedes like he has done in 2021. Red Bull’s main advantage in Mexico comes down to the fact that the track is located at 2,285 metres above sea level. The Honda engine seems to work well at altitude, whereas Mercedes’ engine...
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