The Grand Prix will take place around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez; a 4.3 kilometre track with a layout that remains largely unchanged since the last time a Grand Prix was held here. The main alteration comes at the expense of the absolutely epic final corner, Peraltada, which is essentially a more consistent radii, longer and faster version of Monzas' Parabolica. The change sees Peraltada cut in half as the track weaves it's way into a stadium section and under a grandstand before entering the second half of the Peraltada and blasting to the finish line.
Hometown favourite, Sergio Perez, will be keen to impress in front of what will be a sold out Grand Prix venue especially after his inspired drive last time out in Sochi to claim 3rd place after holding it for a vast period before losing it on the penultimate lap, all before reclaiming it on the final lap after the dramatic shunt between Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.
With the next race taking place in Texas, the previous years Grands Prix have been well attended thanks to a large influx of Mexican fans crossing the boarder to watch their underdog hero. However, now that they've got their own Grand Prix, concerns have been raised that this years US Grand Prix may not be all that well attended as those same Mexican supporters will prefer to go to their own race instead of the one just over the boarder a week earlier, combined with the fact that Formula One has been trying yet struggling to gain traction with Americans over the past few years.
Over to you!
Do you like the new Mexican Grand Prix layout? Can Sergio Perez deliver another fantastic performance in front of his passionate home crowd? And should the Texan Grand Prix be concerned that a large portion of their usual audience may not attend this years race?