MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

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01/11/2020 19:10 UTC

MEXICAN GRAND PRIX

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01/11/2020 19:10 UTC

30/10/2020

FP1: 09:00 - 10:30 /
FP2: 13:00 - 14:30

31/10/2020

FP3: 09:00 - 10:00 /
QUALI: 12:00 - 13:00

01/11/2020

RACE: 13:10

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.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport)413
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport)326
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)278
4Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari)264
5Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)240
6Carlos Sainz (McLaren F1 Team)96
7Pierre Gasly (Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda)95
8Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)92
9Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)54
10Sergio Pérez (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)52
11Lando Norris (McLaren F1 Team)49
12Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing)43
13Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda)37
14Nico Hülkenberg (Renault F1 Team)37
15Lance Stroll (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)21
16Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)20
17Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing)14
18Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)8
19Robert Kubica (ROKiT Williams Racing)1
20George Russell (ROKiT Williams Racing)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport739
2Scuderia Ferrari504
3Aston Martin Red Bull Racing417
4McLaren F1 Team145
5Renault F1 Team91
6Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda85
7SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team73
8Alfa Romeo Racing57
9Haas F1 Team28
10ROKiT Williams Racing1