30 OCT 01 NOV
Built in 1962, The Circuit de Hermanos Rodriguez has featured on the F1 calendar a number of times. The circuit hosted its first Formula One Grand Prix in the same year as construction, with the Mexican Grand Prix becoming a World Championship event in 1963. Now, following a major renovation in 2015, we see F1 return to the renowned Central American track for the first time since 1992. The anti-clockwise circuit boasts 14 difficult corners with 8 right-handers and 6 left-handers, with cars reaching speeds of up to 370 km/h down the main straight. The final Peraltada curve is very reminiscent of the Parabolica curve at Monza, however, with banked sides, the F1 cars can pick up even more speed through this challenging turn into the Main Straight.
Difficulties of this track come from the changing geology of the region means that the track surface is naturally uneven, although new asphalt will be laid down in preparation for the F1. Additionally, the high altitude of the circuit will no doubt be challenging for the drivers. With the circuit located at 2285 metres above sea level, the thin air will make breathing difficult for the drivers and multiply the pressure on the cars.