The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is a motorsport racing track that is named after the racing driver brothers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. The idea for a racetrack came from their Father, Pedro Natalio Rodríguez, who was an advisor to the Mexican President and received his approval in 1959.
Originally known as the Autódromo Magdalena Mixiuhca, the circuit was renamed in 1962 after Ricardo Rodríguez after he tragically lost his life during practice at the first non-championship Formula One race to be held there. The following year the Mexican Grand Prix became a round of the World Championship until 1970, when it was dropped following safety concerns over spectator overcrowding.
The circuit became the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in 1972 after Pedro Rodríguez also lost his life in a motorsport accident in a race in Germany.
The Mexican Grand Prix returned once again in 1986 following safety improvements but this was also short-lived, lasting until 1992. However, following further renovations the race returned again in 2015, being renamed the Mexico City Grand Prix for 2021.
Several other racing series have been held at the circuit across, most notably the Formula E Championship which has hosted the Mexico City ePrix since 2016. Other series include the CART Indycar series between 1980 and 1981 before returning from 2002 to 2007, the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Mexico between 2016 and 2017, the Nascar Xfinity Series from 2005 to 2008, the short lived A1 Grand Prix from 2007 to 2008 and the Race of Champions in 2019.
The circuit is famed for the Foro Sol baseball stadium at turn 14, which used to be the home of the Diablos Rojos del México baseball team.
Location & Travel to Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is located within the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City in southeast Mexico City, approximately 6 kilometres from the historic centre.
Air: The Mexico City International Airport is the busiest airport in Latin America, with flights across North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. The airport is located 7 kilometres to the east of Mexico City and can be reached by line 5 of the metro or line 4 of the Metrobús.
Bus: Routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 all run close by the Magdalena Mixiuhca Sports City.
Driving & Parking: The Magdalena Mixiuhca Sports City can be reached via Avenue Viaducto Río Piedad or the Río Churubusco ring road.
Metro: The Ciudad Deportiva metro station is located next to the circuit on line 9.
Tickets at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Ticket prices vary considerably for the Formula 1 and Formula E depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
Formula 1 – For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official F1 website here.
Formula E – For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official F1 website here.
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Last Updated on November 8, 2021 by Sports Tourist