2020 Mexican Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇲🇽 THE 2020 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 19. 30th October – 1st November.

1037TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 22nd MEXICAN GRAND PRIX | 21st GRAND PRIX AT AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ

2019 POLESITTER: CHARLES LECLERC | 2019 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 30th October
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 5pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 9pm UK Time)

Saturday 31st October
Free Practice 3 (10am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Qualifying (1pm Local Time/ 7pm UK Time)

Sunday 1st November
The 2020 Mexican Grand Prix (1:10pm Local Time/ 7:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here.

🇲🇽 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • If Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen win the 2020 Mexico Grand Prix, they will become the driver to hold the outright record of most wins at the event. Both drivers currently share the record of two wins with Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost.
  • If Lewis Hamilton is victorious, he will become only the second driver to take back-to-back wins at the Mexico Grand Prix. The only other driver to do so is Max Verstappen, who took consecutive wins in 2017 and 2018.
  • A win for McLaren, Williams or Mercedes would see them set a new record for most team wins at the event. All three are currently tied with Lotus on three wins apiece. Ferrari or Red Bull will join that list if any of their drivers win this weekend.
  • Since F1 returned to Mexico in 2015, no driver has taken more than one pole position at the circuit. That could change this weekend, if Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo or Charles Leclerc could be the first to do so.
  • If Charles Leclerc takes pole position, he will be the first driver to take consecutive pole positions at the Mexico Grand Prix since Ayrton Senna in 1988 and 1989.

You can find more information about the records which could be beaten this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Beat post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!


 2019 RACE RECAP

Max Verstappen’s misdemeanours in qualifying saw him relegated from pole position. Charles Leclerc inherited the pole, but it was Lewis Hamilton who won, taking one step closer to a sixth World Championship win.

In qualifying for the Mexico Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas crashed in the closing stages at the final corner, bringing out the yellow flags. Max Verstappen, who had already secured pole position, failed to back off while trying to improve his lap time and was handed a three-place grid penalty for ignoring the yellow flags. That promoted Charles Leclerc to pole position, with team-mate Sebastian Vettel alongside him on the front row. Leclerc made a good start as Lewis Hamilton attempted to pass Vettel. Hamilton had nowhere to go and was squeezed by Verstappen through the opening corners, with the pair running across the grass. At the front, the two Ferrari drivers made light contact. Bottas and Verstappen battled for seventh place, with Verstappen picking up a puncture. Sergio Perez gave the partisan crowd something to cheer about in a fight with Daniil Kvyat. He went on to equal his best result at the circuit with seventh place. Lando Norris was having a good afternoon, until his pit stop, when he left the box with a loose tyre. Hamilton pitted for Hard tyres to see him through to the end of the race. Vettel inherited the lead until he himself pitted for Hard tyres, while Leclerc came in for the same compounds six laps later but suffered a slow stop, On the last lap, Kvyat made contact with Nico Hulkenberg, sending the Renault driver into a spin. The Toro Rosso driver received a post-race penalty for the incident. At the front, Hamilton was able to stay ahead of Vettel, while Bottas completed the podium finishers.





  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. Appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

TBC

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

TBC


  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 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 this weekend will be TBC.


  WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

Pirelli are yet to reveal which tyre compounds will be used for the Mexican Grand Prix weekend. Each driver’s selection of tyres will be announced closer to the event.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:17.824 (Valtteri Bottas)
1:16.656 (Max Verstappen) 1:17.327 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 2 1:17.801 (Daniel Ricciardo)
1:16.873 (Daniel Ricciardo) 1:16.607 (Sebastian Vettel)
Free Practice 3 1:17.113 (Max Verstappen)
1:16.284 (Max Verstappen) 1:16.145 (Charles Leclerc)
Qualifying 1:16.488 (Sebastian Vettel)
1:14.759 (Daniel Ricciardo) 1:14.758 (Max Verstappen)*
Grand Prix 1:18.785 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:18.741 (Valtteri Bottas) 1:19.232 (Charles Leclerc)