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Flag of Mexico City.png Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Mexico City Layout 2019.png
Circuit Details
Name Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez E-Prix Circuit
Location Flag of Mexico.png Mexico City, Mexico
Length 2.606 km (1.619 mi)
Corners 15
First Race Flag of Mexico.png 2016 Mexico City ePrix
Last Race Flag of Mexico.png 2022 Mexico City E-Prix
Only Race
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:09.877 1:07.100 2
Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi

The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is a purpose built motor racing circuit, found in the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City in the south-eastern corner of Mexico City, Mexico.[1] Originally constructed in 1959 to host Formula One, the Autódromo has hosted the ABB FIA Formula E Championship since 2015/16, on a variation of the circuit centred on the Foro Sol stadium.[2]

The Autódromo is one of the most heavily used of FE's host circuits, having held four E-Prix, and appeared as test-venue in 2019.[3] For 2019 the E-Prix circuit was extended, and saw the removal of the chicanes and restoration of the full Peraltada, to better suit the performance potential of the Spark SRT05e.[4]

Background

The Autódromo was first created to host the Mexican Grand Prix in 1962, a non-Championship Formula One race that was to aid Mexico City's bid to host the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1] Mexican racing driver Ricardo Rodríguez was killed during the race, and the circuit was subsequently named in his honour when the Mexican Grand Prix became a World Championship round.[1] The circuit remained on the F1 calendar until 1970 when spectator issues caused the end of the Mexican Grand Prix.[1]

F1 Flirtations

The Mexican Grand Prix and the Autódromo, now named for both Ricardo Rodríguez and his brother Pedro, were restored to the F1 calendar in 1986, after a series of investments.[1] Yet, the circuit would again disappear in the 1990s, moving to become a host of Indy Car, NASCAR and endurance racing, with another major investment in 2001.[1] Another revamp in 2014 was enough to prompt F1 to return in 2015, with the second half of the circuit completely revised.[1]

Formula E History

Formula E Holdings and the Mexico City government, the owners of the Autódromo, agreed a deal in November 2015 for the circuit to join the FIA Formula E Championship.[2] The FE race would be conducted on a modified version of the Oval layout, with additional chicanes into the first and third corners, as well as a chicane mid-way through the Peraltada.[2] The Autódromo subsequently hosted the first Mexico ePrix on the 12 March 2016, which saw Jérôme d'Ambrosio claim victory after Lucas di Grassi was disqualified.[5]

Circuit History

The initial layout of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez ePrix circuit was designed by Agustin Delicado Zomeño, with chicanes added on the entry and exit to the first corner.[2] The first chicane was subsequently redesigned for the 2017 race, before being all but removed from 2018 onward, with the rest of the circuit remaining un-edited.[6]

Circuit Layouts

A lap of the Autódromo begins on the start/finish straight, before a dart on the brakes to take the first corner, an open 90° right-hander.[7] The exit then carries the field through a kink and into the long turn two, before the field brakes, while still completing turn two, to take the first chicane.[7] An extended right-left-right combination then carries the field onto the back straight, and back onto the Grand Prix layout.[7]

Following the Grand Prix circuit into the stadium, the ePrix circuit then split off once again, with the turn eight left-hander turning the field further around the stadium.[7] The Attack Mode activation point is found on the exit of turn eight, before a hairpin-esque turn nine runs the field parallel to the south stand of the Foro Sol.[7] Kinks form turns ten and eleven to then carry the field out of the stadium with a 90° right-hander at turn twelve putting the field into the entry of the Peraltada.[7]

The Peraltada ran almost identically to turn two, although with a small chicane, a right-left-right combination, slowing the field.[7] Turn seventeen then completes the Peraltada, bringing the field back onto the start/finish straight, with pit-in on the inside of the long right-hander.[7]

2020 Update

For the 2020 Mexico City E-Prix the E-Prix circuit was revised, with a new section added to the exit of turn two, taking the circuit further onto the Grand Prix layout, and saw the removal of both chicanes.[4]

Records

A full list of records for the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez:

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2015/16 Flag of Mexico.png 2016 FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix 12 March 2016[2] Flag of Belgium.png Jérôme d'Ambrosio Report
2016/17 Flag of Mexico.png 2017 Julius Baer Mexico City ePrix 1 April 2017[8] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Report
2017/18 Flag of Mexico.png 2018 ABB Formula E Mexico City E-Prix 3 March 2018[9] Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt[10] Report
2018/19 Flag of Mexico.png 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix 16 February 2019[11] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Report
2019/20 Flag of Mexico.png 2020 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix 15 February 2020[12] Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans[13] Report
2020/21 Flag of Mexico.png 2021 ABB Formula E Mexico City E-Prix 13 February 2021[14] Cancelled[15]
2021/22 Flag of Mexico.png 2022 ABB Formula E Mexico City E-Prix 12 February 2022[16] Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein[17] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez are outlined below:

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Race-by-Race Records
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez — 2.092 km (2016 - 2019)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Mexico.png 2016 FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix Flag of Belgium.png Jérôme d'Ambrosio 1:03.705 Flag of France.png Nicolas Prost 1:04.569 Flag of Belgium.png Jérôme d'Ambrosio 111.347 km/h
Flag of Mexico.png 2017 Julius Baer Mexico City ePrix Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Turvey 1:02.867 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 1:03.102 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 100.044 km/h
Flag of Mexico.png 2018 FIA Formula E Mexico City E-Prix Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 1:01.645 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 1:02.202 Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt 116.239 km/h
Flag of Mexico.png 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein 0:59.347 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein 1:01.112 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 77.104 km/h
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez — 2.606 km (2020 - Present)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Mexico.png 2020 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer 1:07.922 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alexander Sims 1:10.520 Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 120.530 km/h
Flag of Mexico.png 2022 ABB Formula E Mexico City E-Prix Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein 1:07.100 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries 1:09.877 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein 132.116 km/h

References

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