At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more

March 30th, 2015

'Start your engines' F1 heads to Mexico City

With the Formula 1 Grand Prix season recently underway, we wanted to share our excitement as it heads to Mexico City this November for the first time in 23 years. One of the most traditional circuits in the world, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez based in Mexico City, has been modified since Nigel Mansell won in 1992. The ultra-fast banked right-hander at the end of the lap has been changed and it has been resurfaced to meet the FIA regulations. 

As many as 180,000 spectators and fans are expected over the three-day event, wanting to catch the thrills and spills as the nimble motor cars race round at phenomenal speed, which you can’t quite gauge from watching on TV, while the engines roar and tyres squeal.

This is an important occasion for Mexico; “it is a great opportunity to show the world what Mexico is and what we are capable of achieving” said Mexican F1 driver Sergio Perez, who is proud and delighted that his home country will be hosting the race once again this year.

As with any international sporting event amid the excitement of the F1 preparation and race itself, there’ll be time to explore the site, time to wander the myriad of shops offering heavily branded merchandise and grab some food from the variety of stalls dotted about.

This utterly thrilling event will be made all the more memorable as it takes place on the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) weekend, a national holiday where the country joins together to celebrate deceased friends and family.

“Hopefully all eyes will be on Mexico come November, and with only 2 races to follow it could be a hugely important Grand Prix. Following 2014's runaway win for Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team, all Formula 1 fans will hoping for a more competitive season this time around. But the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and home-grown favourite Segio Perez will have to go big to beat the British favourite, especially on a track that over the years has proved a good stomping ground for his fellow countrymen, with among others Jim Clark winning 3 and Nigel Mansell 2 of the previous Grand Prix held here.” Jim Ashworth, Groups Manager.

Why not be a part of this wildly fun sporting day out, we have comprised a F1 holiday package, including accommodation and tickets to the three days; practicing, qualifying and Grand Prix race day. It costs from £1,590pp for the action packed four nights, staying at the Best Western Royal Zona Rosa. We also have a more luxurious option staying at Hotel Krystal Grand Mexico Reforma. N.B This price excludes international flights, a guideline for that time of year would be £850 return.

Or incorporate the F1 in Mexico City into a more comprehensive holiday to Mexico. We have a variety of holidays styles to Mexico, including Value, Luxury, Active, Self-drive and of course Foody.

Call and speak to one of our experts for more information.

Post a comment

Upcoming Events

See full Event Listing

Other articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

Journey with the UK's NO1 specialist in travel to latin america

We Love Latin America

  • A passion for the region runs through all we do
  • All our Consultants have lived or travelled extensively in Latin America
  • Up-to-the-minute knowledge underpinned by 35 years' experience

Full Financial Protection

  • Fully bonded and licensed
  • ATOL-protected
  • On your side when it matters
  • Book with confidence, knowing every penny is secure 

The Real Latin America

  • Our insider knowledge helps you go beyond the guidebooks
  • We hand-pick hotels with character and the most rewarding excursions
  • Let us show you the Latin America we know and love

Wanderlust Reader's Travel Awards - Top Ten Tour Operator 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015

Latin American Travel Association – Award for Customer Service 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine – Specialist Tour Operator 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine – Best Value Tour Operator 2011

Sunday Times Travel Magazine - Editor's Award2013

British Travel Awards – Best Small Tour Operator Central & South America 2011, 2012

Condé Nast Traveller – Top Ten Specialist Tour Operator: 2010, 2011, 2012

Guardian and Observer Travel Awards– Top Ten Small Tour Operator: 2009, 2010, 2012

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/travel-inspiration/Sport/start-your-engines-F1-heads-to-mexico-city

Page ID: {C2AD951B-4516-43AD-8651-3B3CB93C2DF8}

Page Name: start-your-engines-F1-heads-to-mexico-city

Page Display Name: 'Start your engines' F1 heads to Mexico City

Page Template Name: T031-PapagaioBlogPost

Page Template ID: {ECC6A232-9784-4CC7-BA26-18421546B8F5}

Parent ID: {4B3BB859-F06F-4AC8-8730-DDC0EAFE2EEB}

Parent Name: Sport

Parent Display Name: Sport

Parent Template Name: T029-PapagaioCategoryListing

Parent Template ID: {4D163066-ED7E-48E6-AF31-34B6C47536CD}