The second race on the return of the Mexican GP, the race last year wasn’t spectacular but the fans definitely were.
The race will be the 17th Mexican GP, all of which have been held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in various layouts. The current layout is just 4.304km long, the second shortest track on the grid, Monaco being the only one shorter, meaning there are 71 racing laps and a total racing distance of 305.584km.
50% of the races in Mexico have been won from pole position and just two more from second on the grid. 13 different drivers have won the Mexican GP but nobody has yet won more than twice and no team more than three times. Lotus, McLaren and Williams each have three wins at the Mexican GP, but there is very little chance of a fourth. Jim Clark, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell are also tied on wins with two, and as there has only been one race in recent years Nico Rosberg is the only driver racing this weekend to have won it.
Last year Nico Rosberg took his first treble, a feat he has since repeated at the Russian and European GPs this year.
The Silly Stats
If you bought 28,241 tacos you could line them once around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
The Axolotl (or Mexican salamander) can swim at about 17kph, so they could swim a lap of a flooded Mexican GP in 16:08.400, which is roughly 12-13 laps at F1 speed.
If you had 1,104 Mastretta MXTs (the Mexican sports car) you could lap around the track once, or 9,248 of them to completely cover the track with cars.