|Grand Prix Date:||30th October 2022 20:08|
|Circuit Name:||Autodromo Hermanos Rodr?guez|
|Number of Laps:||71|
|Lap Record:||1:17.774 Valtteri Bottas (2021)|
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. 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. 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.