Mexican Grand Prix

Mexican Grand Prix

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 7th November 2021 19:07
Bonus Round: Yes
Circuit Name: Autodromo Hermanos Rodr?guez
Number of Laps: 71
Circuit Length: 4.304
Race Distance: 305.354
Lap Record: 1:18.741 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

Statistics

When was the track built? In 1959. The father of Mexico's most famous racing brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, was an advisor to Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateo, and had a word in his boss's ear about building a racing circuit in Mexico City's Magdalena Mixiuhca sports park using the existing internal roads. El Presidente liked the idea, and work on the track was completed in under a year. When was its first Grand Prix? Formula 1 cars arrived in 1962 for a non-championship race, returning the following year for a proper, bona fide Grand Prix. That 1963 race was won by Jim Clark, while for the next few years, Mexico's fiesta vibes meant it became the traditional season-ender for Formula 1. Mexico was welcomed back onto the F1 calendar in 2015. What's the circuit like? High up! The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez sits over 2km above sea level, making the 4.3km lap a breathless experience. The track still largely follows the outline of the original 1959 circuit, the main difference being that the spectacular ? and spectacularly scary ? Peralta corner is now bisected, with the circuit instead winding through the old Foro Sol baseball stadium, providing one F1's most unique vistas.