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Mexico City

Located 6,000 feet above sea level, Mexico's Grand Prix circuit has had a chequered history of tragedy and drama.

Located 6,000 feet above sea level, Mexico’s Grand Prix circuit has had a chequered history of tragedy and drama. The first Mexican GP in 1962 was marred by the death in practice of local hero Ricardo Rodriguez. Two years later John Surtees clinched a dramatic last lap World Championship victory here. Grand Prix racing abandoned Mexico after the 1970 race, when the already notorious crowd degenerated into chaos. The track’s final corner (Peraltada) was a fearsome 180-degree slightly banked turn, although it was modified after Senna crashed there in 1991. The circuit closed in 1999 amid rumours of property development on the site but it remains the centre of Mexican racing today. Having hosted A1GP and Champ Cars in recent years, Mexico City returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015. Mexican race fans are among the most passionate on the planet and the 2003 Champ Car race attracted a raceday crowd of 221,011.

Grand Prix Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.674 (Miles)

Change

New stadium section built, corners re-profiled

Fastest Race Lap

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W12 E Performance), 1m17.774, 123.775 mph, F1, 2021

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB15-Honda), 1m14.758, 128.768 mph, F1, 2019

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.774 (Miles)

Change

Stadium section bypassed with chicane built before Peraltada

Fastest Race Lap

Robert Doornbos (Panoz DP01-Cosworth), 1m24.713, 117.886 mph, Champ Cars, 2007

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Will Power (Panoz DP01-Cosworth), 1m23.558, 119.515 mph, Champ Cars, 2007

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.786 (Miles)

Change

New section built on the first half of the final corner

Fastest Race Lap

Shinji Nakano (Lola B02/00-Honda), 1m27.248, 114.955 mph, Champ Cars, 2002

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastien Bourdais (Lola B2/00-Ford), 1m25.919, 116.734 mph, Champ Cars, 2004

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.747 (Miles)

Change

New esses built at the end of the main straight

Fastest Race Lap

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW14-Renault), 1m16.788, 128.786 mph, F1, 1991

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW14B-Renault), 1m16.346, 129.531 mph, F1, 1992

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.107 (Miles)

Change

Original Grand Prix circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Jacky Ickx (Brabham BT26-Ford), 1m43.05, 108.541 mph, F1, 1969

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Clay Regazzoni (Ferrari 312B), 1m41.86, 109.810 mph, F1, 1970

Formula E Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.634 (Miles)

Change

Chicane reintroduced on the Recta del Ovalo

Fastest Race Lap

Jake Dennis (Porsche 99X Electric Gen3), 1m14.195, 79.283 mph, Formula E, 2023

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche 99X Electric Gen3), 1m13.298, 80.253 mph, Formula E, 2024

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.619 (Miles)

Change

Circuit extended after Turn 3 and Curva Peraltada chicane removed

Fastest Race Lap

Lucas di Grassi (Mercedes EQ Silver Arrow 02), 1m09.487, 83.878 mph, Formula E, 2022

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche 99X Electric), 1m07.100, 86.862 mph, Formula E, 2022

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.301 (Miles)

Change

Turn 1/2 chicane modified

Fastest Race Lap

Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra M5Electro), 1m01.112, 76.640 mph, Formula E, 2019

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Oliver Rowland (Nissan IM01), 59.593s, 78.593 mph, Formula E, 2019

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.3 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Nicolas Prost (Renault ZE15), 1m04.569, 72.481 mph, Formula E, 2016

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastien Buemi (Renault ZE15), 1m03.667, 73.507 mph, Formula E, 2016

Pista 2

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.538 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Oliver Jarvis (Lola A1GP-Zytek), 1m21.417, 112.222 mph, A1GP, 2008

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Robert Wickens (Lola A1GP-Zytek), 1m21.278, 112.414 mph, A1GP, 2008

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.479 (Miles)

Change

Original Indycar circuit

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Bobby Unser (Penske PC9B-Cosworth), 1m11.538, 124.751 mph, Champ Cars, 1981

Latest Races

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