MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

AUTÓDROMO HERMANOS RODRÍGUEZ
31/10/2021 19:00 UTC

MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

AUTÓDROMO HERMANOS RODRÍGUEZ
31/10/2021 19:00 UTC

29/10/2021

FP1: 12:30 - 13:30 /
FP2: 16:00 - 17:00

30/10/2021

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

31/10/2021

RACE: 13:00

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. Lewis Hamilton won the 2019 Mexican GP, the 2020 edition having been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)69
2Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing Honda)61
3Lando Norris (McLaren Mercedes)37
4Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)32
5Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)28
6Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing Honda)22
7Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren Mercedes)16
8Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)14
9Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault)8
10Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri Honda)7
11Lance Stroll (Aston Martin Mercedes)5
12Fernando Alonso (Alpine Renault)5
13Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri Honda)2
14Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari)0
15Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari)0
16Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin Mercedes)0
17George Russell (Williams Mercedes)0
18Mick Schumacher (Haas Ferrari)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes101
2Red Bull Racing Honda83
3McLaren Mercedes53
4Ferrari42
5Alpine Renault13
6AlphaTauri Honda9
7Aston Martin Mercedes5
8Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari0
9Williams Mercedes0
10Haas Ferrari0