Mexico City E-Prix

Overview

Overview
Formula E in Mexico City
  • When: February 16, 2019
  • Full details to be announced soon. Stay tuned.

The circuit

When: March 3rd 2018
Track length: 2.09km
No. of turns: 17
Season 3 Winner: Lucas Di Grassi
Season 3 Lap record: Sebastien Buemi - 1:03.102
Track direction: Clockwise

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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