2018 Mexican Grand Prix Weekend Information

2018 Mexican Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇲🇽 THE 2018 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2018

Round 19. 26th – 28th October.

995th F1 Grand Prix | 20th Mexican Grand Prix | 19th Grand Prix at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

2017 POLESITTER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL | 2017 WINNER: MAX VERSTAPPEN


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 26th October
Free Practice 1 (10am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (2pm Local Time/ 8pm UK Time)

Saturday 27th October
Free Practice 3 (10am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Qualifying (1pm Local Time/ 7pm UK Time)

Sunday 28th October
The 2018 Mexican Grand Prix (1:10pm Local Time/ 7:10pm UK Time)


Stats and Facts

  • Since its return to the F1 calendar in 2015, there have been no repeat winners of the Mexican Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the only drivers on the current grid to have taken victory here. 
  • There has also been a different polesitter in each season since F1 returned to Mexico. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel each have one pole in Mexico City. 

Find more track facts in the Ultimate Guide to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez!


🇲🇽 Local Heroes

Sergio Perez will partake in his fourth home Grand Prix this weekend. His best result at this track so far came last year, when he finished seventh.


  Press Conference Schedules

The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 25th October. The press conference will be split into two parts, with three drivers appearing in the first part, and a further three in the second part. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:

PART ONE PART TWO
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)

The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place shortly after Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:

PART ONE PART TWO
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)
TBC (TBC) TBC (TBC)

  Driver Steward

Each weekend a former Formula One driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward for the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix is TBC.


  Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez currently looks like this:


  Fastest Ever Lap

1:16.488

The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Sebastian Vettel in 2017. Will it be beaten over the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix weekend?


  Tyre Choices

Pirelli are yet to announce the tyres available for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Each driver’s choice of tyre will be revealed closer to the event. 


  2017 Fastest Lap in each Session

The table below shows the fastest lap set in each session of the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix weekend:

Free Practice 1 1:17.824 (Valtteri Bottas)
Free Practice 2 1:17.801 (Daniel Ricciardo)
Free Practice 3 1:17.113 (Max Verstappen)
Qualifying 1:16.488 (Sebastian Vettel)
Grand Prix 1:18.785 (Sebastian Vettel)