Mexican Grand Prix

01, Nov

As the name suggests, the history of Mexico’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is interwoven with that of brothers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. It was the former’s emergence on the racing scene in 1961, aged just 19, that provided the spark, prompting the decision to build a five kilometre circuit in the public Magdalena Mixhuca park in the east of Mexico City. And it was the latter’s success later that decade which helped build an incredibly fervent home support for the event.