Your trackside guide to the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix

Passionate local fans, exciting on-track action and a world-famous DJ on the podium after the race! Here’s your trackside guide to Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix on 24-27 October.

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Need to Know

  • No parking is offered at the track. The best way to get to the track is using the Metro or ride sharing. More information: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix – Getting Around Guide
  • All grandstand seats are number and reserved for all days. No re-admissions are allowed.
  • Gates open at 08:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Ideas for things to do away from the track: 2019 Mexico Grand Prix Travel Guide
  • Click here to download the circuit map
  • There will be airport-style security checks at the gates. You are not allowed to enter the circuit with outside food or beverages, glass or cans. Amateur photographers can bring a camera with up to two lenses, the larger of which cannot exceed 300mm in length. The full list of allowed and prohibited items is here.

Zones at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

Please be aware that Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is separated into six zones. Your grandstand or general admission ticket corresponds to one zone; it’s not possible to enter the other zones at the track. Check below for the seating areas located within each zone and the best entrance gates to enter that zone (also see on the map):

  • Verde/Green (Access Gates 4,6,7): Main Grandstand 1-2, Champions Club, Paddock Club, Platinum Plus, Speed Lounge, Skybox
  • Naranja/Orange (Access Gate 8): General Admission 2A
  • Azul/Blue (Access Gates 9, 12): Grandstands 3,4,5,6, 6A
  • Amarilla/Yellow (Access Gates 13,14): Grandstands 9, 10, 11, Speed Lounge 2
  • Gris/Grey (Access Gate 2): Foro Sol Sur (Grandstand 14)
  • Café/Brown (Access Gate 2): Foro Sol Norte (Grandstand 15)

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Formula 1 Action

The Formula 1 action kicks off in Mexico at 10:00 on Friday with the first 90-minute practice session. A second practice session runs from 14:00-15:30 on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, the final 60-minute F1 practice session starts at 10:00 before the qualifying shootout from 13:00. The 2019 Mexican Grand Prix starts at 13:10 on Sunday afternoon.

Support Races

For the second year running, the support programme at the Mexico Grand Prix includes the final two rounds of the 2019 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which normally only compliments the F1 programme in Europe. The Panamericana Series and Formula 4 NACAM Championship will also be on track at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez this year.

Podium Celebrations & Post-race concert

Unique to Mexico, the podium celebrations after the race take place in the stadium section of the circuit rather than next to the start-finish line. This gives thousands of additional fans the chance to get involved in the post-race atmosphere. Mexico has also made history by becoming the first Grand Prix to welcome a DJ on to the podium after the race. This year, Dutch progressive house music DJ and producer DJ Tiësto will be playing a set to close out the weekend.

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2019 Mexico Grand Prix Timetable

Please note that the event timetable is subject to change. Please check for updates.

Thursday, 24 October

Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 15:00-15:30
F1 Experiences Exclusive Pit Lane Walk & Guided Track Tour* 15:00-17:00
Promoter Activity F1 Drivers' Autograph Session TBC 16:00-17:15

*Starter, Trophy, Hero & PremierTicket Packages only


Friday, 25 October

Formula 1 Free Practice 1 (FP1)
Formula 4 NACAM Practice Session 12:00-12:25
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 12:30-13:00
Formula 1 Free Practice 2 (FP2)
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 16:00-16:45
Formula 4 NACAM Qualifying Session 17:10-17:35
Panamericana Series Practice Session 18:00-18:25


Saturday, 26 October

Formula 1 Free Practice 3 (FP3)
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 11:30-12:00
Formula 1
Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
Formula 1 Qualifying Session
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup First Race (16 laps) 14:30-15:05
Formula 4 NACAM First Race (12 laps) 16:10-16:40
Panamericana Series Qualifying Session 17:05-17:30


Sunday, 27 October

Panamericana Series Race (12 laps) 08:20-08:55
Formula 4 NACAM Second Race (12 laps) 09:20-09:50
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Second Race (16 laps) 10:15-10:50
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 11:00-11:20
Formula 1 F1 Drivers' Track Parade 11:30-12:00
Formula 1 Starting Grid Presentation 12:00-12:15
Formula 1 2019 Mexican Grand Prix 13:10-15:10
Promoter Activity
After Podium Show: DJ Tiësto