Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is a racing venue that hosts one of the Formula One World Championship races - the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Location:Mexico City, Mexico
Circuit Length:4.304 km (2.674 miles)
Number of Turns:17
Record Lap:1:17.774 - Valtteri Bottas (2021)
Opened:20 November 1959
Architect:Oscar Fernández, Tilke Engineers & Architects
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is a dedicated motor-racing circuit situated within the public park of the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City in southeast Mexico City. It has an FIA Grade 1 license, which means that the circuit meets the highest standard of safety, infrastructure, layout, and other facilities.
The construction of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Magdalena Mixhuca Public Park was finished in 1959, and the circuit held its inaugural Formula One Grand Prix in 1962 as a non-Championship race.
Shortly after the circuit was opened in 1962, Mexican driver Ricardo Rodriguez died in a crash during his practice for the non-Championship 1962 Mexican Grand Prix. The circuit is named after him and his brother, Pedro Rodriguez, who died behind the wheel nine years later.
Following 1962, the Mexican Grand Prix became a regular part of the Formula One World Championship until 1970. Due to spectator overcrowding and unsafe conditions, the Mexican Grand Prix was crossed off the calendar.
It made a return in 1986, and it was again removed from the calendar in 1992 due to safety concerns. Mexican Grand Prix was always held exclusively at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, so it did not return to the calendar until the circuit was renovated in 2015.
The circuit used to have a different layout containing an extremely sweeping fast turn heading onto the main straight similar to the Parabolica at Monza Circuit. However, in efforts to make the circuit safer, the first half of the turn was removed in the new layout and only the second half of the turn remains making it much slower.
After the renovation under the direction of Hermann Tilke, Formula One returned to Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in 2015, and the race remained part of the calendar ever since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the name of the Grand Prix hosted here changed to the Mexico City Grand Prix.