The Mexican Grand Prix is a special Formula 1 destination located outside bustling Mexico City. It has become a highlight on the circuit due to its party atmosphere.
The history of the track
The track was built in 1959 and the first race took place in 1962. The inaugural race was a non-championship race whilst the following year, there was an official Grand Prix held at the track and became known as the traditional fiesta vibes season ending race. Thereafter Mexico was left off the calendar for over 20 years returning to Formula One only in 2015 and has had a sold out crowd ever since.
The track overview
The Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez is iconic because it is the highest track on the Formula One circuit. At over 2km above sea level, it is over a 1000m higher than the next highest track on the F1 calendar. One of the most interesting elements to this track is that the circuit was updated to include racing through the stands of the old Foro Sol Baseball stadium.
Why we love the Mexico GP
- It has become known as the F1esta experience due to the festival atmosphere
- It won the ‘Best Live Experience’ award in the Leaders Sports Awards 2019
- The race organisers won the Best Promoter Award at the 2018 FIA Prize Giving
The Mexico experience guide
Mexico City is one of the world’s most buzzing, vibrant cities that is a stone’s throw away from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriques track. The Grand Prix in Mexico is the perfect opportunity to mix sport and culture in one. F1 driver, Sergio Perez says, “There’s so much culture and a lot of spicy food. I recommend that you spend some time at the beaches.” He recommends beach Punta Mita in Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast. This just sums up Mexico in a nutshell.
Some of the main sightseeing opportunities can be found in Centro Historico, these include exploring the Plaza de la Constitucion, which is a large square which consists of The Palace of Fine Arts, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Alameda Park.
Memorable historical sites to visit include the Templo Mayor, one of the major temples from the old Aztec times as well as the ancient Aztec town, Tenochtitlan which formed the foundations for building Mexico City.
There is plenty to do in Mexico City from shopping, eating to sightseeing. This is a culturally enriched destination and a great place for individuals that want to party fiesta style!