MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

AUTÓDROMO HERMANOS RODRÍGUEZ - MEXICO CITY

28/10/2022

FP1: 13:00 - 14:00 / FP2: 16:00 - 17:30

29/10/2022

FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 / QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00

30/10/2022

RACE: 14:00

28 - 30 october

MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

AUTÓDROMO HERMANOS RODRÍGUEZ - MEXICO CITY

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28/10/2022

FP1: 13:00 - 14:00 /
FP2: 16:00 - 17:30

29/10/2022

FP3: 12:00 - 13:00 /
QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00

30/10/2022

RACE: 14:00

MEXICAN GP: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The story of the Mexican Grand Prix dates back to 1959 when the then President, Adolfo Lopez Mateo, listened to one of his advisers, the father of the most famous Mexican drivers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez.

The president thus had the circuit built and today it carries the name of the two Rodriguez brothers and is located inside the Magdalena Mixiuhca sports complex in Mexico City, making use of existing roads. F1 in Mexico came into being not long after, in 1962 in fact, when motorsport’s blue riband category took part in a non-championship race.

The following year, the Mexican Grand Prix was officially part of the calendar and was won by Jim Clark. From then on there were 20 more races, all at the Mexico City track, in three blocks from 1963-1970, 1986-1992 and then from 2015 to the present day.

The Mexican GP is less scary

However, the new track layout is very different. Inevitably, when a track needs modifying, circuit designer Hermann Tilke was called in to get the job done. The original track was known as a real test of courage and commitment from the drivers and its high speed nature has been retained in the new version.

Sadly for traditionalists, its most famous and scary corner, the Peraltada, no longer exists because there was no room to build a modern-standard run-off area. The track now runs through a nearby baseball stadium!

A very enthusiastic and large crowd fills those stadium seats and the rest of the grandstands, because the Mexicans love our sport and they have made “Formula 1 Mexico” an unmissable event for the boisterous local fans. But spectators also come from abroad to enjoy one of the most vibrant and lively cities in the world.

In fact, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, in the east of the Mexican capital, is easily reachable by a metro link to the city centre: a perfect opportunity for a weekend mixing sport and culture.

The 2017 and 2018 editions of the Mexican GP were both won by our former driver Max Verstappen for Red Bull Racing, which means he joins an exclusive club of double Mexico F1 wins, alongside Jim Clark, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell. The 2021 Mexican Grand Prix ended with a Mercedes one-two for Bottas and Hamilton ahead of the two Red Bulls of Verstappen and Perez.

AUTÓDROMO HERMANOS RODRÍGUEZ

Racing at altitude

The Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit, named after the two racing brothers, Pedro and Ricardo, sits at 2,286 metres above sea level. It’s an important factor as the air is rarified, making the job of cooling the brakes more complicated, while the engines tend to struggle to suck in enough oxygen for combustion purposes. On the plus side, there is less aerodynamic drag, so that the cars hit very high speeds, even while running quite high aerodynamic downforce.

The track is situated in a park in the suburbs of Mexico City and the circuit has hosted no fewer than twenty Formula 1 Grands Prix, the last one in 2019. The pandemic meant there was no race in 2020, but last year the action resumed, with the race now called the Mexico City Grand Prix.

A unique feature of this venue is that the track slices through the “Foro Sol” baseball stadium, home to the Diablos Rojos del Messico. At the end of the race the podium ceremony and post-race festivities take place in this section, in front of a huge grandstand that spans the track.

FIRST GRAND PRIX
1963
NUMBER OF LAPS
71
CIRCUIT LENGTH
4.304km
RACE DISTANCE
305.354 km
LAP RECORD
1:17.774 Valtteri Bottas (2021)

WEEKEND TYRE CHOICE

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HARD
C3
MEDIUM
C4
SOFT

results MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

1Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:19.169
2Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:19.222
3Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:19.505
4Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:19.523
5Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:19.566
6George Russell Mercedes1:19.583
7Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT1:19.706
8Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes1:19.857
9Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri RBPT1:19.907
10Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault1:19.945
12Esteban Ocon AlphaTauri RBPT1:20.256
1Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:18.552
2Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:18.560
3George Russell Mercedes1:18.565
4Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:18.566
5Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT1:18.615
6Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:18.762
7Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault1:19.081
8Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:19.109
9Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes1:19.119
10Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault1:19.272
13Fernando Alonso AlphaTauri RBPT1:19.589
14Fernando Alonso AlphaTauri RBPT1:19.672
1Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:17.775
2George Russell Mercedes1:18.079
3Lewis Hamilton Mercedes1:18.084
4Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT1:18.128
5Carlos Sainz Ferrari1:18.351
6Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari1:18.401
7Charles Leclerc Ferrari1:18.555
8Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes1:18.721
9Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault1:18.939
10Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault1:19.010
1Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing RBPT1:38:36.729
2Lewis Hamilton Mercedes+15.186s
3Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing RBPT+18.097s
4George Russell Mercedes+49.431s
5Carlos Sainz Ferrari+58.123s
6Charles Leclerc Ferrari+68.774s
7Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes+1 lap
8Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault+1 lap
9Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes+1 lap
10Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari+1 lap
11Valtteri Bottas AlphaTauri RBPT+1 lap
20Valtteri Bottas AlphaTauri RBPTDNF

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