The F1 is back in Mexico!

By Dania Vargas Austryjak

Recommendations and what to know before the Grand Prix México

After 20 years of absence and with great anticipation, the Grand Prix returns to Mexico, the exciting Formula 1 races are around the corner and we’ll be sharing some information that is good to know before arriving at the events.

The Formula 1 returns to Mexico, and the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in México City is more than ready to wave the flag to the three-day racing events, filled with adrenaline and speed. These events will create a lot of movement in the city, for such reason some preventive measures will be taken in order to avoid complications.

Felipe Massa Formula Uno MexicoOriginal Image: “Felipe Massa, Ferrari” by Dave Wilson, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license, via Flickr.

No streets will close

Mexico City authorities have decided not to close streets during the events from Friday, October 30th, to Sunday, November 1st. What they have planned to do is change the direction of traffic on some roads to ensure mobility of the people who live in the surroundings of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

No parking available at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

This was decided in order to improve the mobility of the 100,000 spectators expected for the three days; instead there will be alternate parking places with direct transportation to and from the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with a cost of $15 pesos per way. 9,000 spaces have been established and will have a cost between $100 and $150 pesos per day, located in:

-Centro Banamex, Av. Del Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo, Miguel Hidalgo.

-Auditorio Nacional, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 50, Bosque de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo.

-Plaza Carso, Lago Zúrich 245, Ampliación Granada, Miguel Hidalgo.

-Expo Bancomer, Av. Santa Fe 270, Santa Fe, Álvaro Obregón

-Alberca Olímpica, Av. División del Norte 2333, General Anaya, Benito Juárez.

-Estadio Azteca, Calz. de Tlalpan 3465, Santa. Úrsula Coapa, Coyoacán.

-Pista Olímpica de Remo y Canotaje Virgilio Uribe, Periférico Sur s/n, Cuemanco, Xochimilco.

Simultaneous activities

There will be three complementary activities as part of the Grand Prix Mexico: Fan Zone Fórmula 1 in el Bosque de Chapultepec, Fórmula Polanco at the Parque del Reloj y Fórmula Condesa at the Parque México. Activities for those who want to enhance their Grand Prix experience.

Security and surveillance at the fullest

The surroundings of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez will be covered by 4,780 security staff, besides 662 support vehicles, ambulances, drones, staff trained for emergencies, canine security, as well as an operations central with staff from Civil Protection, government, local Attorney General, local authorities, firefighters, among others.

With such measures, they want to ensure the safety and protection of the assistants and any person who is in the area.

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