Trackside – 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix

Your trackside guide to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix on October 29-31. Access, on-track schedule and useful tips.


This guide will be fully updated when the event schedule is available, normally around one month before race weekend. In the meantime, most of the information below remains relevant.

Already a sell out for the fifth straight year (and confirmed until at least 2022), the Mexican Grand Prix offers some of the best trackside atmosphere on the entire F1 calendar. The weekend kicks off with an F1 drivers’ autograph session and other activities at the track from 16:00 on Thursday. In addition to more than 6 hours of on-track F1 action, the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix timetable features Formula 4, Porsche Supercup and Panamericana Series racing, all of which stage practice, qualifying and at least one race throughout the weekend. For the third year in succession, a big-name DJ will take to the podium after the race has concluded. DJ Tiësto, a Dutch progressive house music DJ and producer, will be playing a set straight to close out the weekend.

Access & Orientation

  • Gates open at 08:00. Expect airport-style security screening; more information about what you can and cannot bring into the circuit is here. You are not allowed to enter with external food and beverages. No glass bottles or cans are allowed. Max 300mm lens on your camera (and max two lenses per person).
  • No parking is offered at the circuit. Get the metro or taxi/Uber to the track instead. More information in Getting There & Around.
  • Be aware there’s no re-entry allowed at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Once you’ve entered the track, you cannot leave and return on the same day.
  • Click here to download a detailed circuit map for the Mexico Grand Prix.

Ticket Zones at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

The circuit is separated into zones, which means you will be restricted to the area where your grandstand is located. It’s not possible to walk around and check out the views from different parts of the track. Check below to find out which zone your grandstand is located in and the best entrance gate to use.

  • Verde/Green: Main Grandstand 1-2, Champions Club, Paddock Club, Platinum Plus, Speed Lounge, Skybox (Access Gates 4,6,7)
  • Naranja/Orange: General Admission 2A (Access Gate 8)
  • Azul/Blue: Grandstands 3,4,5,6, 6A (Access Gates 9, 12)
  • Amarilla/Yellow : Grandstands 9, 10, 11, Speed Lounge 2 (Access Gates 13,14)
  • Gris/Grey: Foro Sol Sur / Grandstand 14 (Access Gate 2)
  • Café/Brown: Foro Sol Norte / Grandstand 15 (Access Gate 2)

Mexico City Grand Prix Schedule

An autograph session with the F1 drivers is normally held on Thursday from 16:00-17:15. The 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix schedule is not yet available, but we’ve left the 2019 schedule below for information purposes.


  • 10:00-11:30: Formula 1 practice (FP1)
  • 12:00-12:25: Formula 4 NACAM practice
  • 12:30-13:00: Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
  • 14:00–15:30: Formula 1 free practice (FP2)
  • 16:00-16:45: Porsche Supercup practice
  • 17:10-17:35: Formula 4 qualifying
  • 18:00-18:25: Panamericana Series practice


  • 10:00-11:00: Formula 1 free practice (FP3)
  • 11:30-12:00: Porsche Supercup qualifying
  • 12:10-12:30: Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
  • 13:00-14:00: Formula 1 qualifying
  • 14:30-15:05: Porsche Supercup first race (16 laps)
  • 16:10-16:40: Formula 4 NACAM first race (12 laps)
  • 17:05-17:30: Panamericana Series qualifying


  • 08:20-08:55: Panamericana Series race (12 laps)
  • 09:20-09:50: Formula 4 NACAM second race (12 laps)
  • 10:15-10:50: Porsche Supercup second race (16 laps)
  • 11:00-11:20: Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
  • 11:30-12:00: F1 Drivers’ Parade
  • 12:00-12:15: Starting Grid Presentation
  • 13:10-15:10: Mexico City Grand Prix (71 laps)
  • 15:10-16:10: DJ Tiësto after podium show

Been to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez? Leave a comment with your trackside tips!

9 thoughts on “Trackside – 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix”

  1. Hi Andrew.
    Love your webpage! So helpful and informative. I am in Mexico this weekend in the blue zone stand 6. Do you know if you can get onto the track at the end or walk down to the podiums to see the winners ceremony?

    1. Thanks Emma! Sorry, I am not sure of the answer to your question. Just ask some fellow fans over the weekend, and let us know! Enjoy Mexico

    2. Hello, there’s no access no the track or podium for the blue zone. The only zones with access to this are the green one, and the foro sol.

  2. HELP!! My son is racing at the Formula 4 support race at the Mexican Gran Prix this weekend! Is it being televised somewhere? I am getting no information on this and need to watch his race from here in Canada! Any news on this??

  3. Hello, there’s no access no the track or podium for the blue zone. The only zones with access to this are the green one, and the foro sol.

    1. Anyone with a 3-day ticket should be able to attend on Thursday as well. We don’t know yet if there will be any activities at the track on Thursday this year, however

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