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GP Mexico: All information about the Grand Prix

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D he former Mexican racing driver brothers Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez gave their name to the Formula 1 circuit in Mexico City. The first Formula 1 races were held on the circuit in the capital between 1962 and 1970. Until 1979, the facility was known as Magdalena Mixhuca before it was renamed.

After a 15-year break, Formula 1 history continued in the 1980s. There were seven other races between 1986 and 1992. After that there was no more premier class to see at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. The track was too old, too bumpy and too dangerous.

It was not until 2012 that efforts were made to bring a Grand Prix to Mexico. After lengthy negotiations, the organizers agreed with Bernie Ecclestone on a comeback in 2015. Before that, however, run-off areas had to be enlarged and pits had to be modernized.

Famous Peraltada curve not driven

The current variant lacks the legendary Peraltada curve - an excessive 180 ° bend at the end of the lap. The route has received a new trademark with the renovation carried out by Hermann Tilke. Shortly before turning onto the home straight, the cars have to pass through a former ballpark. More than 20,000 spectators watch the action from the stands. The 1.314 kilometer straight is also one of the unique sections of the route. Before Turn 1, the cars can go over 360 km /h.

The layout is otherwise varied. There are a lot of slow corners but also some fast corners. The drivers particularly enjoy the fast winding between the two stadium-like sections. The podium ceremonies after the race are something very special. They are not held on the home straight as usual, but in front of all the fans in the large baseball stadium.

The location of the track is also special. At a height of 2,285 meters, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is the highest Formula 1 track on the calendar. The thinner air affects the sensitive aerodynamics and the engines.

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