Trackside – 2019 Mexico Grand Prix

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Your trackside guide to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the 2019 Mexico Grand Prix on October 24-27.

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.

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)

2019 Mexico Grand Prix Schedule

Thursday October 24

  • 15:00-15:30: Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
  • 16:00-17:15: F1 Drivers’ Autograph Session (TBC)

Friday October 25

  • 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

Saturday October 26

  • 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

Sunday October 27

  • 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: 2018 Mexico Grand Prix (71 laps)
  • 15:10-16:10: DJ Tiësto after podium show

Need to know

  • Free WiFi is available for fans at the circuit! Download the “MexicoGP” app for IOS and Android to access more trackside information.
  • There’s plenty of food and drink stalls at the circuit, including staff who roam the grandstands. Heineken provides the trackside beer. All drinks are sold in plastic cups only, which can be inconvenient. Pack an empty plastic bottle or purchase a branded bottle from the merchandise stall to make your life easier

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

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. Emma Harris says:

    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?
    Thanks
    Emma

    • Editor says:

      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

    • Arturo says:

      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. MARC GONZALEZ says:

    Can i use a scanner for listening race wknd? In english

  4. Arturo says:

    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.

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