Formula 1 is heading to Mexico City for one of the most colourful and best attended races of the year. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix on October 27-29!
The Mexico City Grand Prix has been a popular addition to the calendar since its revival in 2015. The event had a 23-year hiatus before returning nine seasons ago, but the passion of the Mexican fans hasn’t dwindled. Part of that is thanks to Sergio Perez’s presence on the grid. Perez is Mexico’s most successful Formula 1 driver and became the first Mexican driver to finish on the podium at his home race in 2021. Now racing with the dominant Red Bull team, and with six race wins under his belt, there’s a real opportunity for further home success at the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix.
Embrace the off-track culture at the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix
There is so much to see and do in Mexico City’s surrounding area, from visiting the vast Chapultepec Park to seeing the impressive Teotihuacan pyramids and sampling Mexico’s expansive foodstuff delights. And with the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations taking place just after the race weekend, there’s likely to be a carnival atmosphere in the city leading up to the race. We’ve rounded up more of the best places to visit on your Mexico City Grand Prix trip in Off-Track Activities.
Heading to Mexico for the first time? All the essential travel information you need is in Travel Basics.
Sell-out crowd expected
The Mexico City Grand Prix has been a sell-out event in every season since it re-joined the calendar – and 2023 is expected to be no exception. The event attracted over 330,000 fans each year between 2016 and 2020 and was the second best-attended race in 2021, with a record 371,000 passing through the circuit gates across the race weekend. Attendance grew even higher in 2022, with a 3-day figure of over 395,000.
How Much Will a Trip to the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix Cost?
Tickets for the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix rank among the most expensive of any race on the current Formula 1 calendar. Only races in Miami and Las Vegas have a higher average 3-day ticket price, though General Admission tickets are relatively reasonably priced. Grandstand tickets opposite the pits in Mexico cost around $1500 – substantially more than the same seats at other races on the calendar. A 3-day grandstand ticket will set you back 50% of the average monthly wage in Mexico City.
We estimate that the average fan will spend around $1,605 USD on a trip to the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix. That includes the price of a 3-day grandstand ticket, hotel accommodation for three nights and daily spending money. Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the Mexico City Grand Prix!
Getting to the Track for the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix
With very limited parking in the vicinity of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the easiest way of getting to the circuit is to use the metro. Taxi and Uber are also a viable option, though the streets of the city can be chaotic. For further tips and advice on getting to and from the track for the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix, plus more general advice on travelling during your time in Mexico, head to our Getting Around Guide.
Trackside at the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix
The Mexico City Grand Prix offers one of the best trackside experiences of the year. Event organisers received the Race Promoters’ Trophy from the FIA in every year that the award has been handed out since the race made its comeback in 2015 until its discontinuation in 2020.
For the second year in a row, the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix is a ‘dead rubber’ race, with both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships already decided ahead of the race. That doesn’t mean that the race will be any less exciting, though, with plenty of jostling for position going on lower down in the standings. The altitude of the track can also sometimes lead to an unexpected twist in the competitive order.
Aside from the Formula 1 action, there will be support races from GTM and the NACAM Formula 4 Championship. There’ll also be on track demonstrations from the Mexico Car Club.
- Our updated Trackside post has all the vital information about watching the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix, including the on-track session times plus prohibited items
- 10 tips to enjoy the Mexican GP to the fullest from the official event website also has lots of useful advice and information