PREVIEW – Magical Mexico

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Round seventeen sees the return of Formula One after twenty three years to Mexico. The Autodromo Hermanos Redriguez has been rebuilt over the past few years and has been lengthened slightly from the last race in 1992.

The circuit appears to be a mix of long straights and fast flowing corners. Reports suggest that the race has been sold out and fans will be enusatic as many Mexican fans have travelled crossed into Texas for the US Grand Prix. The circuit should play to the hands of Mercedes with the layout.

 

Facts and figures

Race Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico 2015
Venue Autodromo Hermanos Redriguez, Mexico City
Circuit Lengths 4.304km, 2.758mi
Laps 71
Race Distance 305.354km 190.299mi
Lap Record N/A
Most wins drivers Jim Clark (3)
Most wins manufacture Lotus (4)

 

Event timetable

  Local GMT
Friday
P1 1000-1130 1600-1730
P2 1400-1530 2000-2130
Saturday
P3 1000-1100 1600-1700
Qualifying  1300-1400 1900-2000
Sunday
Race 1300-1500 1900-2100

1992 Race Data

P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
No data No data No data 01:16.346

(pole)

01:16.362 N/A 01:31:53.587 01:17.711

NOTE – Track has been modified.

 

Classics

1962 – the first race starts badly with Jim Clark being disqualified for getting a push start. John Surtees causes more delays after a technical problem.

1991 – Riccardo Patrese holds of Williams team-mate with stomach cramps to beat charging team-mate Nigel Mansell to victory.

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