Mexico has a long history of being host to Formula One, stretching back to 1962. Since the sport’s 2015 return to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, its hard to believe it was ever gone. Such is the popularity of this distinctive, colourful event, its quickly become a cornerstone of the F1 calendar.
Though Mexico hosted F1 races in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, the circuit’s latest renaissance came after a lengthy sabbatical of 23 years. F1’s absence from the country seems to have had little impact on the fervour of the local fans. On its return, the Grand Prix soon became renowned for its passionate crowd and fiesta-like atmosphere.
When there’s no action on track, Mexico City steals the show. The historic centre offers colonial-era architecture and museums, balanced with a modern, youthful energy. With all the city has to offer and innumerable attractions elsewhere in the county, it makes a perfect destination for an extended F1 trip.
Attending the Mexican Grand Prix, spectators have raved about the experience. Everything, from the ease of access, organization and of course the atmosphere have all been subject to much praise.
Ticket prices tend to be a little on the steep side but for many international travellers the relatively low cost of hotels and restaurants makes it a low to medium cost trip overall.
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It can be very hot in the grandstands. Mexico City’s high altitude 2250 metres above sea level makes the sun seem especially intense. With the rainy season over you can at least expect it to stay dry.