Fresh from a thrilling Grand Prix in Texas, the teams and drivers make an immediate trip south to Mexico City for this weekend’s showdown at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. It’s altitude that really makes this circuit unique – the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez sits over 2km above sea level, making the 4.3km lap a breathless experience.
It is the highest on the F1 calendar and that has implications on car performance. There is only 78 percent of the oxygen available at sea level, which means the internal combustion element of the power unit produces less power and the brakes are harder to cool in the thin air.
The track still largely follows the outline of the original 1959 circuit, the main difference being that the spectacular – and spectacularly scary – Peralta corner is now bisected, with the circuit instead winding through the old Foro Sol baseball stadium, providing one F1’s most unique vistas.
Join us for the latest updates and results from the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, as the first practice session for the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.