|Name||Formula E Mexico City ePrix|
|Location||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City|
|Length||2.092 km (1.299 mi)|
|First Race||12 March 2016|
|Lucas di Grassi||Felix Rosenqvist||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 FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||12 March 2016||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Report|
|2016/17||2017 FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||1 April 2017||Lucas di Grassi||Report|
|2017/18||2018 ABB Formula E Mexico City E-Prix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||3 March 2018||Daniel Abt||Report|
|2018/19||2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||16 February 2019||Report|
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez RecordsEdit
The successful debut of the Mexico City ePrix circuit saw all of the below records set on the 12 March 2016:
- Qualifying Record: 1:01.645 - Felix Rosenqvist (2018)
- Lap Record: 1:02.202 - Lucas di Grassi (2018)
- Most Poles: 1 - Jérôme d'Ambrosio; Oliver Turvey; Felix Rosenqvist
- Most Wins: 1 - Jérôme d'Ambrosio; Lucas di Grassi; Daniel Abt
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)
- ↑ 'More compact Season 4 calendar revealed', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/more-compact-season-4-calendar-revealed/, (Accessed 19/06/2017)
- ↑ 'Abt finally clinches first victory in Mexico City', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/03/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/march/abt-finally-clinches-first-victory-in-mexico-city/, (Accessed 04/03/2018)
- ↑ 'CBMM Niobium to expand existing collaboration with Formula E', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/11/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/november/cbmm-niobium-to-expand-existing-collaboration-with-formula-e/?fbclid=IwAR3GZQVKF0ZH7XARqa4JJKp7zLfXlXKYZoYf45JyTC5POQuGtvYymbUhnVM, (Accessed 26/11/2018)
|Formula E Host Cities|
|Mexico City||Montreal||New York|
|Buenos Aires||Santiago||São Paulo||Punta del Este|
|Donington Park||Circuit Ricardo Tormo|