Hamilton & Verstappen are the only current drivers to have previously won in Mexico, Perez has scored home podiums in the last two seasons and only three drivers have scored points on every appearance. Here’s everything you need to know about each driver’s history at the Mexico City Grand Prix!
🇳🇱 Max VERSTAPPEN
Max Verstappen has won four of the last five races in Mexico. He has a 100% points-scoring record at the track, with a worst finishing position of ninth with Toro Rosso in 2015.
Verstappen has qualified in the top three at the circuit in all of the last six races at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and set the fastest time in qualifying at the track in 2019. However, he was demoted to fourth on the grid following a yellow flag infringement. He took his first real pole position at the track in 2022.
2018 is the only season that Verstappen has been out-qualified by a team-mate at the circuit. He has scored more points at the circuit than any other driver.
🇲🇽 Sergio PEREZ
In 2021, Sergio Perez became the first Mexican driver to finish on the podium at their home Grand Prix. He followed that up in 2022 with another third place finish.
2018 is the only year in which Perez has failed to finish his home race, as well as the only time he has failed to score points at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He retired from the race with braking issues.
Perez has reached Q3 at the track only four times, in 2015, 2017, 2021 and 2022. He has a best qualifying result of fourth, recorded in each of the last two years. 2015 and 2019 are the only times that he has out-qualified his team-mate at the circuit.
Perez has gained at least one position from where he started in all five home races that he has completed.
🇲🇨 Charles LECLERC
Charles Leclerc has scored on all four of his Mexico City Grand Prix appearances so far. He finished seventh for Sauber in 2018, and bettered that result with a fourth place finish with Ferrari in 2019. He finished fifth in 2021 and sixth in 2022.
Leclerc has reached Q3 on every outing in Mexico, and qualified on the front row in the 2019 race here, before inheriting pole position as the result of a grid penalty for Max Verstappen. 2021 was the first time Leclerc has been out-qualified by his team-mate at the circuit. He remains yet to out-qualify Carlos Sainz at the track during their time as Ferrari team-mates.
🇪🇸 Carlos SAINZ
Carlos Sainz scored in Mexico for the first time in 2021 with a sixth place finish. He bettered that result in 2022, finishing fifth. Prior to 2021, his best result at the track was 13th, recorded in both 2015 and 2019. He retired from the race in both 2017 and 2018.
Sainz has qualified in a position one better than his previous attempt on every visit to the circuit so far. He recorded his best qualifying result at the circuit last year, with fifth place. Sainz is yet to gain a position from where he has started at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He is yet to be out-qualified by Charles Leclerc at this track.
🇬🇧 Lewis HAMILTON
Lewis Hamilton won the Mexico Grand Prix for a second time in 2019. He previously won the event in 2016, and finished as runner-up in 2015. After finishing as runner-up again in each of the last two seasons, Hamilton has recorded five podium finishes at the track.
Hamilton has a 100% points finishing record at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. The only occasions that he has not finished on the podium here were in 2017 and 2018, when he finished ninth and fourth respectively. Both of those results secured him World Championship victories.
Hamilton has taken pole once at the Mexico City Grand Prix, in 2016, with 2015 and 2021 being his only other front row starts. He is yet to qualify outside of the top four at the track. Though he qualified fourth in 2019 and 2022, Hamilton has started from the top three on every appearance in Mexico.
In 2019, Hamilton’s drive from third to the win marked the first time that he has finished the Mexico Grand Prix in a better position than where he started it from. He gained one position in last year’s race.
🇬🇧 George RUSSELL
George Russell has finished 16th on both of his first appearances in Mexico City. He scored his first points at the circuit in 2022, finishing fourth.
While he qualified on the back row in 2019, he reached Q2 in 2021 and qualified on the front row in 2022. His front row start was the first time that Russell has started in the top five at the Mexico City Grand Prix, having picked up a five place penalty in 2021 following a gearbox change.
Russell is yet to be out-qualified by his team-mate at this venue.
🇫🇷 Esteban OCON
Esteban Ocon has appeared five times previously at the Mexico Grand Prix: in 2016 with Manor, in 2017 and 2018 with Force India and in 2021 and 2022 with Alpine. He has a 100% finishing record at the track, but his fifth place in 2017 and eighth in 2022 are the only times that he has left the circuit having scored points.
Ocon reached Q3 at the Mexico City Grand Prix for the second time in 2022. He recorded his best qualifying result at the circuit in 2017 with sixth place. 2016 is the only time that Ocon has been eliminated in Q1 in Mexico and until 2022 was the only time that the had been out-qualified by his team-mate at the track.
🇫🇷 Pierre GASLY
Pierre Gasly recorded his best result so far at the Mexico Grand Prix in 2021 with a fourth place finish. He has a 100% finishing record at the track and has scored three times in total from his five appearances – with a tenth place finish in 2018 and ninth in 2019.
2019 marked the first time Gasly appeared in Q3 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He went on to record his best qualifying result at the circuit in 2021 with fifth place. Gasly was eliminated in Q2 in both 2018 and 2022, and was out in Q1 in 2017.
2021 was the first time Gasly out-qualified his team-mate at this track. He has finished in a better position than where he started on all five appearances.
🇬🇧 Lando NORRIS
Lando Norris has scored three points at the Mexico City Grand Prix, having finished tenth in 2021 and ninth in 2022. He retired from the race on his first appearance in 2019.
Norris has reached Q3 on all three visits so far, with a best qualifying result of eighth. He qualified eighth in both 2019 and 2022. Last year was the first time that Norris out-qualified his team-mate in Mexico.
Prior to his F1 career, Norris made his first outing at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2018, when he took part in Free Practice 1 with McLaren.
🇦🇺 Oscar PIASTRI
Oscar Piastri has never previously raced at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
🇫🇮 Valtteri BOTTAS
Valtteri Bottas took pole position at the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix but finished only 15th after a spin on the opening lap. It saw him lose his 100% points-scoring record at the event. He has a best finishing position at the track of second, in 2017, and has had two further podium finishes in 2015 and 2019. 2021 remains the only time he has not scored here, having finished tenth last year.
Bottas has reached Q3 on all seven of his appearances in Mexico, with his pole in 2021 being the first time he qualified in the top three at the venue. Bottas crashed out of the final part of qualifying in 2019, making it the third consecutive year that he was out-qualified by his team-mate.He has out-qualified his team-mate in the last two years.
2021 was the first time Bottas lost a position from where he has started at the Mexico Grand Prix. He also lost four positions over the course of last year’s Mexico City Grand Prix.
🇨🇳 ZHOU Guanyu
Zhou Guanyu finished in 13th place on his maiden appearance at the Mexico City Grand Prix in 2022. While his team-mate progressed to Q3, Zhou was eliminated in Q2 and qualified in 12th place.
🇪🇸 Fernando ALONSO
From his six previous Mexican Grand Prix appearances, Fernando Alonso has scored only three points. He finished tenth with McLaren in 2017, before recording a ninth place finish with Alpine in 2021. Alonso has recorded three retirements at the venue, in 2015, 2018 and 2022.
Alonso reached Q3 at the Mexico City Grand Prix for the first time in 2022, where he qualified in ninth place, out-qualifying his team-mate for the fifth time from his six appearances.
🇨🇦 Lance STROLL
Lance Stroll has scored once at the Mexico Grand Prix, with a sixth place finish on his first appearance in 2017. He has a 100% finishing record at the track. Stroll has progressed past Q1 only once at the circuit, recording a best qualifying position of 12th in 2017. Hr has set the slowest time in qualifying in Mexico in the last two seasons.
2018 is the only time that the Canadian has out-qualified his team-mate at the track. Stroll has gained at least four positions from where he started on all five of his outings in Mexico so far.
🇩🇰 Kevin MAGNUSSEN
Kevin Magnussen has raced five times in Mexico. He has scored points once, with an eighth place finish in 2017. Magnussen has made it out of Q1 here only twice – in 2022 and in 2016, on his only appearance here not with Haas. 14th in 2016 is Magnussen’s best qualifying result at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, while 2018 is the only year that he has not out-qualified his team-mate.
🇩🇪 Nico HULKENBERG
Nico Hulkenberg has scored points on four of his previous five appearances at the Mexico City Grand Prix. His best result here is sixth place in 2018. His only non-points scoring race at the circuit was in 2018, when he failed to finish the Grand Prix.
In 2019, Hulkenberg failed to reach Q3 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time. His best qualifying result at the track is fifth place, in 2016. That year was the first time he out-qualified his team-mate at the venue. He has not been out-qualified by his team-mate here since.
Aside from his retirement, 2016 is the only other time that Hulkenberg has finished a race in Mexico in a worse position than where he started.
🇯🇵 Yuki TSUNODA
Yuki Tsunoda has failed to finish on either of his appearances at the Mexico City Grand Prix. He was out of the race on Lap 1 on his first appearance in 2021 and he was the first retirement from the race on Lap 51 last year.
Tsunoda reached Q3 in 2021, qualifying ninth. He reached Q2 in 2022, where he qualified in 13th place, out-qualifying his team-mate at the circuit for the first time.
🇦🇺 Daniel RICCIARDO
Daniel Ricciardo’s best result in Mexico to date came in 2015, when he finished on the podium in third place. His fifth place the season before is his only other top five finish at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Ricciardo recorded successive retirements at the track in 2017 and 2018, the latter coming after he had taken pole position for the race.
From his seven previous appearances, Ricciardo has reached Q3 on five occasions. His pole in 2018 and his most recent appearance in 2021 mark the only times he has out-qualified his team-mate in Mexico.
🇹🇭 Alex ALBON
On his first appearance at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2019, Alex Albon finished the race in fifth place. He started where he finished, having also qualified fifth. In 2022, he qualified on the back row in 19th place. He moved up to 17th place on the grid and finished the race in 12th place.
🇺🇸 Logan SARGEANT
Logan Sargeant has previously driven a Formula 1 car at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He took part in Free Practice 1 here with Williams in 2022.