Formula 1 in Mexico its presence, absence and strong return.

With the rise in popularity of car racing, as well as the excellent performances of Mexican racers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez and Moisés Solana, President Adolfo López Mateos supported the sport in the 1960s.

In 1959, with the construction and inauguration of the Autodromo de la Ciudad Deportiva.

The first Formula 1 race in Mexico took place in 1962, and although it was not a championship race, it was a milestone for the following years. Unfortunately, Jim Clark's victory was overshadowed by the death of Mexican driver Ricardo Rodríguez during training at the capital's circuit. 

After 16 years of absence, Formula One returned to Mexico in October 1986, with famous figures from the automotive industry such as Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Gerhard Berger. It was in March 1992 that the last race of this phase was held, with Nigel Mansell as the winner, followed by Riccardo Patresse, Tras algunas complaints by international pilots about the safety of the track of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the Mexican government determined that resurfacing and remodeling was a gasto muy elevado, therefore, at the end of the contract in 1992, the competition was suspended indefinitely.

The historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez is the perfect setting for Formula 1 in Mexico, with capacity for 110,000 spectators. Designed by the engineer Oscar Fernández Gómez Daza and baptized with the name of Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez in 1973, this venue was inaugurated in 1959 and renovated in 2015 to be up to an event with such magnitude and impact on today's society.

The Mexican Grand Prix broke its own record and received the “Best Event of the Year” award for the fifth consecutive year, a great achievement for the return of Formula 1 to Mexico. With this award, Mexico has become the first country to achieve this achievement on five uninterrupted occasions, reaching a perfect 5 out of 5, of five Grand Prix held between 2015, 2019 and this year does not pretend to be the exception.




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