The day has come, this Friday the activities start at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which will vibrate with the roar of the engines during the Mexican Grand Prix.
Mexican fans are ready to give their full support to Checo Perez, who is the country’s driver with the most F1 victories, and who was instrumental in securing the return of the ‘Gran Circo’ to Mexico City in 2015, after 23 years of absence.
It will do the Tapatio driver good to receive the support of his home crowd because, as AP recalls, he has had a difficult year: no wins since April, constant criticism that he cannot keep up with team-mate Max Verstappen, insensitive comments about his heritage from a team official, and speculation about a pending retirement or a separation from the team after this season.
The current F1 season started very well for Checo, with two wins in the first four races and there was even talk of a title fight.
But Max Verstappen soon put an end to that, winning 10 races in a row and the Dutch driver now has a record 15 wins this season after winning the United States Grand Prix last week.
This weekend, Perez will be looking to realise one of his long-cherished dreams: winning the Mexican GP in front of his home crowd.
“It’s a moment I dream about all my life, winning at home would be the most special grand prix, the one I would most like to win of all,” Checo said about a possible victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
“All my family will be here all week and I would love to see them see me win in front of all my people and country who have been unconditionally with me.”
What time do the Mexican GP weekend activities start?
Friday 27 October
- Practice 1 2:30pm ET
- Practice 2 6pm ET
Saturday, October 28th
- Practice 3 1:30pm ET
- Qualifying 5pm ET
Sunday, October 29th
- Drivers’ Parade 1:50pm ET
- Race 4:00pm ET
Where to watch the Mexican GP in the United States?
You can watch the F1 Mexican GP on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
You can watch it via streaming on ESPN+, Fubo and F1TV Pro.
Mexican Grand Prix schedule
Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City