This weekend is going to be held the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix. Where? In the “Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez”. If you don’t know what this track is about, well, here is your ultimate guide of the Mexican racetrack.
This track is called “Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez” because of the legends Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. Both were Formula 1 drivers and, as you can see, they were brothers, that’s why in English, the track is called “Rodríguez Brothers Racetrack”. This circuit consists on 17 turns, eleven to the right and only six to the left. Let’s start our fastest lap through the circuit…
First of all, we have a 1.2 km principal straight in which drivers can reach speeds up to 350 km/h. You reach turns 1, 2 and 3, they are a very tricky section in which drivers can lock up very easily. They are a sequence of three turns right-left-right. After those three corners, you are in the second straight of the circuit and in the second DRS zone. Turn 4 is to the left and some meters in front is turn 5 which is to the right. In that section, there is Turn 6 and it is a double-apex and you need to take the corner smooth so you can get a clear exit. After that section, there is the zone of the “esses”. The first corner is turn 7 and it is to the left, right in front is turn 8 and 9, right and left respectively; you can take those corners flat out, so you don’t lose speed. The next to corners are Turns 10 and 11, which are right-left, you have to break a little bit but you need to have a good exit because there is a little straight in front. After this, Turn 12 appears to the right and then, you are entering the famous stadium section, also known as “Foro Sol”. Turn 13 is the slowest corner and it is to the left, Turn 14 and 15 are both to the right while you’re going between both grandstands of the stadium. Turn 16 and 17 are also to the right and the last corner must be perfect because you are entering again to the long straight.
In summarize, the track consists in 71 laps, 4.304 km per lap. The final race distance is 305.354 km and Valtteri Bottas has the lap record with 1:18.741 from last year. Personally, the Mexican Grand Prix is one of the best GPs of the calendar. The environment that make the Mexican people is just amazing. Who will win it? Will Lewis Hamilton be crowned as the Champion? Don’t forget that MotorLat will bring you all the live sessions, drivers’ quotes, among others.