RACE DEBRIEF

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    Mexico2019

    2019

    25 - 27 Oct

    RACE REVIEW

    Hamilton beats Vettel, as Bottas narrowly keeps title race alive

    • Lewis Hamilton 1:36:48.904
    • Sebastian Vettel +1.766
    • Valtteri Bottas +3.553

    RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

    Race weekend

    FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2019

    Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix, which takes place over 71 laps of the 4.304-kilometre Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City on Sunday, October 27.

    Using the links above you can find the full weekend schedule, including details of practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences and special events, plus the latest news headlines, circuit information and F1 race results.

    You can also find broadcast information, with details of how and where you can watch the race on TV, or download the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix schedule to your mobile device.

    FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2019

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    FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2019

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    Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

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    First Grand Prix

    1963

    Number of Laps

    71

    Circuit Length

    4.304km

    Race Distance

    305.354 km

    Lap Record

    1:18.741 Valtteri Bottas (2018)

    Mexico City

    When was the track built?

    In 1959. The father of Mexico’s most famous racing brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, was an advisor to Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateo, and had a word in his boss’s ear about building a racing circuit in Mexico City’s Magdalena Mixiuhca sports park using the existing internal roads. El Presidente liked the idea, and work on the track was completed in under a year.

    When was its first Grand Prix?

    Formula 1 cars arrived in 1962 for a non-championship race, returning the following year for a proper, bona fide Grand Prix. That 1963 race was won by Jim Clark, while for the next few years, Mexico’s fiesta vibes meant it became the traditional season-ender for Formula 1. Mexico was welcomed back onto the F1 calendar in 2015.

    What’s the circuit like?

    High up! The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez sits over 2km above sea level, making the 4.3km lap a breathless experience. The track still largely follows the outline of the original 1959 circuit, the main difference being that the spectacular – and spectacularly scary – Peralta corner is now bisected, with the circuit instead winding through the old Foro Sol baseball stadium, providing one F1’s most unique vistas.

    Why go?

    Mexico City is one of the world’s most buzzing, vibrant metropolises. And with the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez located just to the east of the city, with a metro station ready to whip you into the downtown at the end of each day’s racing action, the Mexican Grand Prix is a fantastic chance to properly mix sport and culture.

    Where is the best place to watch?

    Fight tooth and nail for a spot in the Foro Sol. Not only will you get to peer down into the cockpits of the drivers as they pass through the stadium, but the atmosphere when the podium ceremony unfolds there has to be experienced to be believed.