Mexican Grand Prix 2020

2020 Race Status: CANCELLED
Date: October 30, 2020 - November 1, 2020
City: Mexico City, Mexico
Circuit: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Official Name: FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 2020

The Mexican Grand Prix offers spectators an event not far from the heart of Mexico City. Travelers will be able to enjoy local cuisine, entertainment, and accommodations just minutes from the circuit. Race weekend is a convenient event that puts everything within reach.

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RACE INFO & SCHEDULE

Get all the info you need for race week! The race schedule, events, track activities, how to get to the track, what's allowed or prohibited at the track, and many more frequently asked questions.

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VISITOR & TOURIST INFORMATION

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING RACE WEEK

  • High of 24°C (75°F)
  • Low of 9°C (49°F)

CURRENCY

Mexico uses the Mexican Peso for its currency. Here are some conversions:

  • United States Dollar: 1Mex$ =  $0.04USD — $1USD = 23.67Mex$
  • Euro: 1Mex$ = 0.04Euros — 1 Euro = 25.74Mex$
  • British Pound: 1Mex$ = £0.03GBP — £1GBP = 29.61Mex$

LANGUAGES

The primary language spoken in Spanish, but English is widely spoken.

 

ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO

Near Autodromo Hermano Rodriguez, spectators will find sightseeing attractions like:

  • Museo del Templo Mayor
  • Museo Nacional de Antropologia
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • Sagrario Metropolitano
  • Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
  • Museo de Arte Popular

Those looking for adventure and entertainment can find it at:

  • Mexico City Urban Adventures
  • Parque Mexico

THE CIRCUIT

Circuit Name: Autodromo Hermano Rodriguez 

Track Location: In a public park, southeast of Mexico City

Distance from the Closest Airport: 4.1 km (2.5 mi) to Mexico City International Airport

Distance from Downtown: 8.8 km (5.5 mi) to Downtown Mexico City

Year Opened: 1962

First Grand Prix: 1963

The circuit is named for Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, who both passed away behind the wheel. Ricardo died first during a practice session for the 1962 Mexican Grand Prix. Nine years later, Pedro was killed driving an Interserie car in Nuremberg, West Germany. Autodromo Hermano Rodriguez has had three different layouts, with the latest having been completed in 2015 for the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, which was last run at the circuit in 1992.

THE 2020 Mexican Grand Prix

The circuit that hosts the Mexican Grand Prix today isn’t the same racetrack that was built under the order of President Adolfo Lopez Mateo in the early 70s. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s no more the same iconic track that hosted races as early as 1962 under the Magdalena Mixhuca name. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has many outstanding features, but its 2 km elevation above the sea level makes for some great views when your eyes aren’t glued to the 71 lap race.

 

The Mexican Grand Prix is a 305 km race that, since the alterations to the Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit, has seen a slight variation in which countries cross the finish line first. Though the nation’s own drivers haven’t seen much luck, Max Verstappen of the Netherlands dominated the 2017 and 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. 2018 also proved a record-breaking year for Finland’s Valtteri Bottas and the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez with a new lap record of 1:18.741.

 

To get the best seats at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, attendees will want to spring for a spot in the Foro Sol, or the baseball stadium found within Turns 1 and 2. Here is a premier view of the race, including a close enough spot to see the drivers as they speed through the stadium. At the Foro Sol, spectators will also get to witness the podium ceremony.

 

Mexico City has proven to be a suitable city for the Formula Grand Prix, providing attendees with plenty to see and experience when they’re not enjoying the adrenaline of the race. The circuit itself is located just outside of the heart of the city and is only a metro ride away, making it possible to not have to worry about race day parking. As for what the city has to offer guests, there is quite a lot to immerse oneself in beyond the day of the race. The food is an abundant mix of spicy and fresh flavors, including antojitos, or “little cravings” of tacos, tortas, and tamales. No matter where you eat, be sure to bring a bottle of water and avoid tap water.

 

The city is a historic wonder filled with cultural gems, including the Plaza de la Constitucion, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Alameda Park. The Templo Mayo is another historic wonder as one of the primary temples of Tenochtitlan Aztec city. To enjoy the outdoors – and in October, you’ll want to – make a stop at Bosque de Chapultepec, the city’s largest park.

 

The 2019 Mexican Grand Prix is sure to bring the thrills expected from the Mexico City race. Attendees will enjoy a cultural wonder of a city and a thrilling race sure to elevate the last few Grand Prix of the season.