Mexican Grand Prix

Well, here we are again, and it’s been a while.

For seven years from 1986-1992, Mexico hosted one of Formula One’s great power races. Three long straights, broken up by a demanding Esses section and the infamous Peraltada final corner, gave the track a distinctly Monza-like character which was tremendously popular among drivers, despite the punishing bumps.

But that was then…

The altitude of 7500ft ensures both man and machine are tested to and beyond their limit. I’m pleased to say the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is back for 2015, with circuit reprofiling by Hermann Tilke (who else) and new pit and paddock facilities.

Williams says it’s on a hat trick of Mexican Grand Prix victories, having claimed the last two races there in 1991 and 1992 with Riccardo Patrese and Nigel Mansell respectively. Great times. One just wishes they could do it.

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