Five races remain in this electric Formula 1 season and the Mexico City Grand Prix is up next, so who’s favourite to take the win? On this week's F1 Nation podcast, hosts Tom Clarkson and Natalie Pinkham enlist the help of ex-Jordan, Ferrari and Williams engineer Rob Smedley to get the lowdown on this weekend's race.

    Rob is an F1 data expert having been race engineer at Jordan then Ferrari for a decade before joining Williams as their Head of Vehicle Performance. And on the pod he harnesses all that knowledge and experience to try to work out whether this is Max Verstappen’s Mexican Grand Prix to lose – or Lewis Hamilton’s weekend instead.

    Plus, Rob and the crew discuss whether – this being Sergio Perez’s home race – Red Bull would ask the Mexican to give way to his Dutch team mate?

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    And there's much more as Rob considers which pitwall he'd rather be on for the final races of the season, why altitude will play a huge part in the Grand Prix – and of course, who's favourite to win the title.

    With so much to unpack, join TC, Natalie and Rob to preview the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix in this weekend’s episode of F1 Nation.

    Listen to the podcast in the player above, or head to this link to find it on other podcast platforms.