Mexican Grand Prix

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

First grand prix 1962

Number of laps 71

Race distance 305.354KM

Circuit length 4.304KM

About the Mexican Grand Prix

The Mexican Grand Prix is one of the most popular Grands Prix on the calendar. It first appeared as a non-championship event in 1962 before being held as a championship event in 1963–1970 and 1986–1992. The Grand Prix returned in 2015 at the Mexico City circuit.

The fans at the Mexican Grand Prix are always passionate and support for Sergio Perez, the only Mexican driver on the grid, is always high. Perhaps even more so in 2021 as Perez will be on track as a Red Bull driver. A track where the Austrian team have been strong. 

Hermanos-Rodriguez Track Guide

The circuit is made up of 17 corners and features two long straights which create the 4.304 km lap. Named the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit after drivers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez the track hosts a wide range of different racing Formulas and series.

The FIA World Endurance Championship uses the circuit as well as the Race of Champions and the NASCAR Xfinity Series to name a few.

The circuit is owned by the Mexican Government and is located within the public park of the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City in southeast Mexico City. The venue hosts many different events with music concerts and baseball games all being hosted there.

Race history

Rumours first circulated in 2003 that the Mexican Grand Prix would return to the Formula 1 calendar at a new $70 million circuit to be built near Cancun but these rumours turned out to be false. In 2005 a Mexican governor stated that Formula 1 would return the country but once again politics got in the way of this actually happening.

In 2006 Bernie Ecclestone said that Mexico would feature in Formula 1 in 2009 but again these plans were never put into action. It was not until 2015 that the Mexican Grand Prix was back on the F1 calendar.  

 

When is the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix?

The race weekend in Mexico kicks off Friday, October 29th, with Free Practice 1 starting at 17:30 UK time. FP2 starts later, at 21:00. On Saturday, FP3 starts at 17:00, and qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix takes place at 7pm on Saturday, UK time. 

The Mexican Grand Prix will start at 1.00pm local time on Sunday, October 31st (7.00pm UK, 2.00pm EST).

Session Date Time
Practice 1 29 October 2021 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 29 October 2021 16:00 - 17:00
Practice 3 30 October 2021 12:00 - 13:00
Qualifying 30 October 2021 15:00 - 16:00
Race 31 October 2021 15:00 - 17:00
Times are in America/New_York Timezone
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