Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico

It is named the Rodríguez Brothers Racetrack with good reason, after the famous national motorsport sons Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. The circuit was built in 1962, in a public park (presumably there was no other space in this urban sprawl) to host a Mexican Grand Prix round of F1, due to the country’s interest in their national heroes.

It’s a bumpy track, due to the constant shifting of tectonic plates in the region, and has an elevation of 2,285m above sea level providing not much oxygen for engine and driver alike. The original 5km track has been revised a few times, in order to host F1 in the 1980s, as well as currently providing an annual round of the NASCAR Busch Series. Apparently in its heyday you had to watch out for spectators who liked to cross the track when ‘they’ thought it was safe.

http://www.autodromohermanosrodriguez.com.mx/

By Phil Clark

It is named the Rodríguez Brothers Racetrack with good reason, after the famous national motorsport sons Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. The circuit was built in 1962, in a public park (presumably there was no other space in this urban sprawl) to host a Mexican Grand Prix round of F1, due to the country’s interest in their national heroes.

It’s a bumpy track, due to the constant shifting of tectonic plates in the region, and has an elevation of 2,285m above sea level providing not much oxygen for engine and driver alike. The original 5km track has been revised a few times, in order to host F1 in the 1980s, as well as currently providing an annual round of the NASCAR Busch Series. Apparently in its heyday you had to watch out for spectators who liked to cross the track when ‘they’ thought it was safe.

http://www.autodromohermanosrodriguez.com.mx/

By Phil Clark

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