|Name||Formula E Mexico City ePrix|
|Location||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City|
|First Race||12th March 2016|
|Nicolas Prost||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Jérôme d'Ambrosio|
Mexico City was originally founded by the Mexica people during the fourteenth century, and became the centre for the Spanish colonialists after their arrival in the early sixteenth century. The city was rebuilt after a number of sieges, with steady growth until the Mexican-American wars of the nineteenth century, although that also proved to be a minor hindrance, with further growth into the twentieth century. Mexico City was also the home of the failed Mexican Revolution between 1910 and 1920, before becoming one of the biggest, and fastest growing, cities in the world by the twenty-first century.
Formula E HistoryEdit
The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez laid dormant to the Motor racing World after the mid-1990s, with only local and American continental championships using the circuit. Investment in the 2010s saw the promise of a return for the Mexican Grand Prix in 2015, with the World Motor Sport Council announcing shortly after that race that Formula E would use the circuit as part of the 2015/16.
The Mexico City ePrix circuit uses the famed, and newly rebuilt, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez as a base, running on a modified version of the Oval circuit. Chicanes run either side of the long turn three (the first turn of the Oval), with the drivers then turning into the new Stadium section, following the Grand Prix layout. The drivers then exit the stadium to run through the remains of the Peraltada corner, which features a chicane to slow the cars before they rejoin the main straight.
A full list of records for the Mexico City ePrix are outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Mexico City:
|Mexico City ePrix Winners List|
|2015/16||2016 Formula E Mexico City ePrix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||12th March 2016||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Report|
|2016/17||2017 Formula E Mexico City ePrix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||1st April 2017||Lucas di Grassi||Report|
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez RecordsEdit
The successful debut of the Mexico City ePrix circuit saw all of the below records set on the 12th of March 2016:
- Qualifying Record: 1:03.705 Jérôme d'Ambrosio (2016)
- Lap Record: 1:04.569 - Nicolas Prost (2016)
- Most Poles: Jérôme d'Ambrosio (1)
- Most Wins: Jérôme d'Ambrosio (1)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Mexico City, Mexico - Round 5', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2016-mexico-city/mexico-city-circuit.aspx, (Accessed 07/03/2016)
- ↑ 'Mexico City to host round five of 2015-2016 season', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/11/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/november/mexico-city-to-host-round-five-of-2015-2016-season.aspx, (Accessed 19/11/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Mexico City', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 12/03/2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_City, (Accessed 12/03/2016)
|Formula E Host Cities|
|Long Beach||Mexico City||Miami||Montreal||New York|
|Buenos Aires||Punta del Este|