Formula 1 a Huge Success in Mexico


After 23 years off, Formula 1 racing returned to Mexico. The extraordinary results of the race exceeded all expectations. The effort, which was organized by various parties including the federal and Mexico City governments, as well as numerous sponsors, was well rewarded. It is estimated that more than 110,000 spectators attended each of the three racing days at the Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome. The participation of Checo Perez in the return of Formula 1 racing to Mexico made him the favorite driver of thousands of Mexican fans who followed the race, including those who attended the race at the newly renovated Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome facility, as well as those who followed it on television, radio and social media. Even though Checo did not reach the winner’s circle, his eighth place finish was celebrated by Mexican fans as a grand triumph. Everyone who attended the race, from drivers to crew members, to Formula 1 officials and the general public, agreed that race organizers had presented an excellent event, showing once again the high level of interest auto racing enthusiasm in Mexico’s populace. German driver Nico Rosberg won the race, followed by British driver Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas of Finland in second and third place, respectively.