Mexico City E-Prix
For the third season running, Formula E returns to Mexico City to race on one of the highest racetracks in the world.
The race will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, of Grand Prix and World Endurance Championship fame. Panasonic Jaguar Racing will be looking to build on their strong track record from last season, where Mitch achieved a solid fourth place finish here in Mexico.
The track is unique in that Foro sol, a baseball stadium, was built inside the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez after the Mexican Grand Prix was halted in 1992. The Formula E circuit will see the teams racing through Foro Sol, providing a unique atmosphere for the tens of thousands of fans inside.
About the circuit
The Mexico E-Prix takes place in the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez which, at over 2200m above sea level, is one of the highest altitude race tracks in the world.
The circuit is named after two Mexican brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez, racing drivers who died in separate racing accidents in 1962 and 1971. The Formula E circuit is a modified version of the Formula 1 track, at roughly half the lap length. The famous Peraltada curve is preserved from the Formula 1 layout; an extremely fast banked corner leading into a long straight which facilitates some of the highest speeds in motorsport.
With 18 turns packed into little over 2km, Mexico will be a challenging technical circuit for all of the teams. Such a high number of turns, with three chicanes, means a lot of braking is required. This in turn affects the energy regeneration of the vehicles, a topic which will be on the minds of all the race engineers in Mexico. Despite this circuit’s challenges, it is a driver favorite due to its rich history and the incredible fan atmosphere as they race through the Foro Sol.
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