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Mexican F1 Grand Prix: Facts You Should Know
Considered one of the best Grand Prix of the entire season, multi-awarded and loved by all, the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix has become an event awaited by the entire Latino community.
If you are a fan of Formula 1, here we will tell you some information about Formula 1 Mexico with the GP of Mexico City. So you can enjoy the so-called Fiesta de México, and of course, one of the most beloved pilots in all of Latin America, Checo Pérez!
The history: The Mexican Grand Prix is not recent, on the contrary, it has a lot of history. The first prize was held in 1962 by running Formula 1 in Mexico for 8 years, until 1970. Then there was a second stage when F1 returned from 1986 to 1992, when the second stage ended.
A new opportunity: It was in 2015 when the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez was adapted to the demands of F1 and the FIA. This is how a third stage was achieved in Mexico with the Grand Prix of Mexico which was held in 2015 and, for now, it has been contracted until 2022.
Best Grand Prix of the Season: Since its return, the Mexican Grand Prix has been named the best F1 Grand Prix of the entire season. The titles were won by the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions. We must remember that there was no Formula 1 202 in Mexico due to the pandemic.
A world of attendees: If there is something that has caused the Grand Prix of Mexico, it is expectation to such a degree that this GP has registered more than 300 thousand attendees in the 3 days of the event.
Records at Hermanos Rodríguez: The Mexico City racetrack has seen history being made with different records and great events. Michael Schumacher’s first podium, Senna’s crash, Mansell’s double podium, the epic Senna vs. Prost battle, Hamilton’s win, etc.
The second largest event in Mexico: After soccer, both the Liga MX and World Cup finals, the Mexican Grand Prix is the most anticipated sporting event. Although the tickets are somewhat expensive, from 75 to 6,000 dollars, the fever for Formula 1 in Mexico, and for Checo, is enormous.
Why is it called Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez ?: Although the original name of the racetrack was Circuito Magdalena Mixhuca, it was decided to change the name to Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in honor of the brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodríguez, two legends of Mexican motorsport.
The circuit has it all: For many, this is one of the most complete circuits, since the shape of its curves, straight, the S and the semi camber give a unique touch to the race. In addition, the quality of the services, the food and the atmosphere make it an authentic party. The Great Fiesta of Mexico!