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