A. Hermanos Rodríguez
In 2015, F1 returned once more to Mexico City and the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Though Mexico hosted F1 races in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, the circuit’s most recent renaissance came after a lengthy sabbatical of 23 years.
The sport’s absence from the country seems to have had little impact on the fervour of local fans for Formula 1. On its return, the Grand Prix has become renowned for its fiesta-like atmosphere and the colourful event is now a cornerstone of the F1 calendar.
Spectators have raved about the experience of attending the Mexican Grand Prix. Everything, from the ease of access, organization and the extra entertainment has all been subject to high praise. But of course, it’s the local crowd that makes it a must-go event. Zandvoort has its Arena section and Interlagos has Junção, but nothing comes close to the passionate atmosphere of Mexico’s unique Foro Sol.
Ticket prices are a little on the steep side, but for international visitors, the low cost of hotels and restaurants makes it a low to medium-cost trip overall.
When there’s no action on track, Mexico City steals the show. The historic centre’s colonial-era architecture and museums are 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.
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.
I’m Danny, an incurable Formula 1 fan for over 30 years and founder of The F1 Spectator. My aim is to inform and inspire, arming you with helpful tips and advice for your next F1 trip.