Formula 1 drivers prepare for weekend race in Mexico City



Winner of first place Pérez in Azerbaijan in June.

Mexican Checo Pérez will face 19 other drivers

The 20 best Formula 1 (F1) drivers in the world return to Mexico City on Sunday for the Mexican Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome.

Expectations will be high for Guadalajara-born Sergio “Checo” Pérez, who races for one of the top teams, Red Bull. He has one victory to his name in 2021, in Azerbaijan, and three third places in France, Turkey and the United States, although he was only brought into the team to support star driver Max Verstappen.

He sits fourth in the table, behind Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

The drivers will complete 71 laps of the 4.3 kilometer circuit. Practice begins Friday at 11:30 a.m. and standings begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. The race will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.

All staff, spectators and journalists will be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before the event, or present a vaccination certificate. Face masks will also be mandatory.

The Mexican Grand Prix was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the autodrome was used as a hospital during the most severe months of the pandemic. It was built in 1959 by President Adolfo López Mateos.

With reports from El País


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