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WEEKEND WARM-UP: F1 gets set for a party atmosphere in Mexico City

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Mexico City plays host to the 20th round of the F1 season this weekend, with the popular Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez the next stop on the sport’s global tour.

Although the 2022 drivers’ and constructors’ championships have been wrapped up by Max Verstappen and his Red Bull team, there are plenty of talking points heading into the event.

Indeed, Verstappen is pushing for what would be a record-breaking 14th win in a single campaign, while his team mate, Sergio Perez, will be looking to send the passionate home crowd wild with a landmark victory of his own.

FORM GUIDE: Could Sergio Perez become Mexico's first home winner on Sunday?

Perez also finds himself in a close battle with Charles Leclerc for the runner-up spot in the drivers’ standings, sitting two points adrift, and there are similarly exciting scores to be settled in the constructors’, involving Ferrari and Mercedes (for P2) and Alpine and McLaren (for P4).

Meanwhile, with the Silver Arrows yet to break their 2022 victory duck, team boss Toto Wolff is cautiously optimistic that the effects of the high altitude could help the W13 take the fight to Red Bull and Ferrari in Mexico City.

Join our presenting team in Weekend Warm-Up and hear from the drivers ahead of the race weekend via the video player above.

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