GP Mexico: Pre-technical: this is the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez


As usual, Hermann Tilke has been responsible for the remodeling and, of course, that implies the addition of chicanes and slow corners with a view to generating attempts of overtaking. the circuit has a little bit of everything: long straights, these high-speed areas and slow in which the mechanical grip is really important.

power difference

The first sector comprises the two straight lines longer in the circuit and, therefore, power is essential in this start of the turn. Between the two straight lines are three curves in consecutive form a chicane somewhat longer than usual, but equally slow and that it is important to slow down with stability in the entry, and traction very well to the output to get the best top speed possible in a line in which there is a clear point of overtaking in the direction of the second sector.


fast corners

The second sector consists of a first part slowly following the curve of the end of the straight, in which there to brake hard and to keep a charted optimum to be able to draw the curve 5, which comes next. After accelerate with good traction, expected the curve 6, a fork that offers more of the same.


But, after this shift, number six, the circuit changes completely and begins to deliver a succession of fast corners of the court similar to those of Austin. Therefore, the high-speed stability provided by the grip aerodynamic takes centre stage in a car that should withstand very well with the changes of direction. When you pass the curve 11, there comes another stage in which the power stresses, before getting to the last sector.


The first leg of the third sector is, in some way, an affront to the old Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which had a curve charismatic: the peralta. In place of preserving it, it has been decided to extend the circuit with five more corners full of monotony and right angles. Only after the curve 16 is back to the old layout in time to roll on the second half of peralta, although it is a curve of high-speed, has lost all its difficulty to be reached very late and after a slow curve.



there are No actual data for this circuit, since it is his first Grand Prix. Therefore, the teams have only the data provided by the simulators and are based on assumptions. The asphalt will be an unknown quantity, although being new it is not expected that offer to excessive abrasion. Pirelli has opted for the intermediates: the soft and the medium, that must withstand an intermediate amount of load longitudinal and lateral, the result of the combination of slow corners and fast.

In short, the racetrack mexican is one more circuit, Hermann Tilke, in which the tuning of the car must tend to look for a balance in all aspects, in order to be competitive in all conditions. Hopefully at least be able to offer you good racing with several points that promise to be prone to overtaking.

Data of the circuit

Turns to complete: 71

Length of the path: 4,305 km

race Distance: 305,35 km

Curves: 17 (10 right and 7 left)

Distance from the start to the first curve: 800 m

longest Straight: 1,314 km

Distance from the pit-lane: 650 m

downforce: Medium

brake Wear: Medium

tire Wear: Medium

Grip: –

fuel Consumption: 1,49 kg per lap

gear Changes: 44 per lap

Acceleration maximum: 43% of the back

Compounds: soft (yellow) and medium (white)