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In numbers - the Mexican Grand Prix

27 Oct 2016

Did you know that no driver has scored a hat-trick of wins in Mexico? Or that the race was once won by more than 100 seconds? Ahead of this year’s round, we present some fascinating facts and figures...

 

1

Number of Mexican drivers to have won a Grand Prix - Pedro Rodriguez was victorious in South Africa in 1967 and in Belgium in 1970.


4

Best finishing position recorded by a Mexican driver in his home race - by Pedro Rodriguez in 1968.


100

Percentage of Mexico’s current F1 drivers to have set at least one fastest lap. Sergio Perez achieved it in Monaco 2012, Malaysia 2013 and Austria 2014. Esteban Gutierrez recorded his in Spain 2013.

 

16

Number of times Mexico has staged a world championship Grand Prix.

 

2

No man has won in Mexico more than twice. The drivers with two victories are Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost.


1.336

In seconds, the smallest margin of victory in Mexico - it came in 1991 when Riccardo Patrese defeated Williams team mate Mansell.


60

Of the first six Grands Prix in Mexico, four were won by more than 60 seconds.

 

101.1

The biggest winning margin, in seconds, in Mexican Grand Prix history - achieved by Jim Clark over Jack Brabham in 1963.


2,229

Metres above sea level at which the highest point of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is located, making it - by quite some margin - the highest altitude event on the F1 calendar.


6

Number of Mexican drivers to have started an F1 race - Esteban Gutierrez, Sergio Perez, Hector Rebaque, Pedro Rodriguez, Ricardo Rodriguez and Moises Solana.

 

366.4

The highest figure, in km/h, seen through the speed trap during last year’s Mexican Grand Prix - set by the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado.


183

Number of races in which at least one Ferrari had finished prior to last year’s Mexican Grand Prix, where they recorded their first double DNF since the 2006 Australian round.


100

Eddie Cheever reached his century of F1 starts in Mexico in 1987, finishing fourth for Arrows. Cheever would go on to rack a further 32 Formula One outings, more than any other US driver in history.