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 Grand 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.
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.
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.
The Mexican Grand Prix has been held 20 times across the past few decades and Jim Clarke has the most number of wins with three. Lotus have been the most successful constructor, picking up a total of four wins in total.
The 2015 Mexican Grand Prix was won by Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes and the team were dominant throughout the weekend
In 2016 it would be Rosberg's team mate Lewis Hamilton who would win the race in an equally dominant fashion to the Germans the year before.
The 2017 race saw Max Verstappen take the victory after a second place in qualifying gave him a strong position for a race victory.
In 2018 Red Bull performed well at the circuit again with Daniel Ricciardo taking pole with a 1.14.759 and his then teammate Max Verstappen going on to get the race win for the second year in a row.
When is the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix?
The race weekend in Mexico kicks off Friday October 25th, with Free Practice 1 starting at 10am local time (4pm BST, 11am EST). FP2 starts that afternoon at 2pm (8pm BST, 3pm EST). On Saturday, FP3 starts at 10am local time (4pm BST, 11am EST), and qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix takes place at 1pm on Saturday (7pm BST, 2pm EST).
The Mexican Grand Prix will start at 1.10pm local time on Sunday October 27th (7.10pm BST, 2.10pm EST).
|Practice 1||25 October 2019||11:00 - 12:30|
|Practice 2||25 October 2019||15:00 - 16:30|
|Practice 3||26 October 2019||11:00 - 12:00|
|Qualifying||26 October 2019||14:00 - 15:00|
|Race||27 October 2019||15:10 - 17:10|
|Times are in America/New_York Timezone|
Mexican Grand Prix News
Watch: Pierre Gasly's Mexican and US GP vlog
Pierre Gasly had contrasting races in Mexico and the United States as he scored points at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez but failed to finish...
Vettel highlights importance of a strong start in Mexico
Sebastian Vettel qualified in 2nd for the Mexican Grand Prix after a largely positive Saturday for the German. The battle for third in the drivers'...
Pete Bonnington returns at the US Grand Prix
Pete Bonnington missed Lewis Hamilton's latest victory at the Mexican Grand Prix but he'll be back reassuring Hamilton this weekend at the US Grand Prix.
Verstappen fine with criticism from other drivers: "Shows you're in their heads"
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen has brushed off earlier comments from Lewis Hamilton about his driving at the Mexican Grand...
Daniel Ricciardo looking to make overtakes “stick” in Austin
Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says that he is looking to make his overtakes “stick” in Austin with plenty of opportunities...
Toto Wolff heaps praise on Marcus Dudley for standing in for Peter Bonnington
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has hailed the "phenomenal" Marcus Dudley for his performance as he replaced Peter Bonnington as Lewis Hamilton's...
Lando Norris acknowledges that the battle for fourth is "not wrapped up yet"
McLaren driver Lando Norris has acknowledged the battle for fourth-place in the Constructors' Championship "is not wrapped up yet" as he prepares...
Power Rankings after the Mexican GP: Lewis Hamilton overtakes Max Verstappen!
Lewis Hamilton won his 10th race of the 2019 season on Sunday in Mexico - very much on his way to his sixth Drivers' title in Formula 1 - and...
Verstappen expecting an interesting race in Austin
Max Verstappen will look to get back on top when the US Grand Prix comes around and the Dutchman is expecting an interesting race at the Circuit of the Americas.
Binotto admits Mercedes got it right and maybe Ferrari should've taken more risks
Mattia Binotto has admitted Mercedes made the right strategy call at the Mexican Grand Prix and although Ferrari could have taken more risks,...
Watch: Racing Point surprise one very lucky fan!
It was a very satisfying race for Sergio Perez in front of his home crowd in Mexico as he finished the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez...
Kubica disappointed with "unfortunate" slow puncture
Robert Kubica has revealed that a slow puncture prevented him from getting a better result at the Mexican Grand Prix as he finished 18th in his...
Grosjean annoyed with yet another "tough afternoon"
Romain Grosjean was left frustrated with another poor finish at the Mexican Grand Prix, as he was knocked out in Q1 and finished only 17th at...
WATCH: How did Mercedes mastermind the Mexican GP?
Mercedes managed to turn third and sixth on the grid to first and third on the podium by the end of the race, but how did they manage to outperform...
Vasseur rues missed opportunity for Alfa in Mexico
Alfa Romeo Racing boss Frederic Vasseur was left frustrated as his team left the Mexican Grand Prix without scoring any points for the third...
Palmer reviews how Verstappen "dug his own grave" after qualifying in Mexico
Shortly after defending Max Verstappen for his driving during the Mexican Grand Prix, former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer criticised the Dutchman...
Max Verstappen is taking "unwarranted criticism" from top drivers
After receiving criticism for his driving after the Mexican Grand Prix, former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer has come out to defend the Max Verstappen's...
Cyril Abiteboul: "We must not make things unnecessarily difficult"
Renault ended up performing well at the Mexican Grand Prix despite failing to make it through to Q3 on Saturday. Both Daniel Ricciardo and Nico...
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