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Mexico City ePrix 2023: Our Complete Guide

The 22/23 Formula E season (season 9 of the electric racing series) kicks off in Mexico City next weekend. Here’s everything you need to know, including race format, schedule, and what to look out for.

Where Is The Mexico City ePrix Held?

The Formula E Mexico City ePrix is held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. The track has held Formula E races since 2016.

Mexico City ePrix Schedule

As with every Formula E race weekend, there are two practice sessions, one qualifying session and a race. You can see the UK and local (Mexico) times below.

UK Time

SessionDateTime
1st Practice13th January22:30 – 23:00
2nd Practice14th January13:30 – 14:00
Qualifying14th January15:40 – 16:55
Race15th January20:03 – 21:00

Local Time (Mexico)

SessionDateTime
1st Practice13th January16:30 – 17:00
2nd Practice14th January07:30 – 08:00
Qualifying14th January09:40 – 10:55
Race15th January14:03 – 15:00

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula E Track Stats

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula E 2023 layout – image via Wikipedia

The track has been adapted for the 2023 season, with turns 9, 10, & 11 being added before the original turn 9. The total length of the track is now 2.63km, with a total of 19 turns.

Previous Formula E Track Records

Original Track2020 – 2022 Track
Track length2.093km 2.606km
Lap record1:01.1121:09.487
HolderPascal Wehrlein (Mahindra)Lucas di Grassi (Mercedes)

Mexico ePrix previous winners

Pascal Wehrlein was the winner last time out in 2022, which was the first race held in Mexico City since 2020 after the 2021 event was canceled due to Coronavirus.

Current Mahindra Racing driver Lucas di Grassi has won the event the most, with two wins in the Mexico capital.

YearDriver
2016Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Dragon-Venturi)
2017Lucas di Grassi (Audi)
2018Daniel Abt (Audi)
2019Lucas di Grassi (Audi)
2020Mitch Evans (Jaguar)
2021N/A
2022Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche)

What To Look Out For In The Mexico ePrix

Brand new Gen3 cars

The new Gen3 cars are faster, lighter, more powerful, and more efficient than their predecessors, so it’s going to be exciting to see how these cars perform on track in race conditions.

The new cars also put everyone on a level playing field heading into the new season which should account for some exciting action both on and off the track.

Not only will it add to the performance of the racing, but the new cars also look fantastic, with some amazing liveries on show this year, like the new Nissan or the brilliant blue Maserati.

How the new Formula E teams will perform

On top of the big changes with the Gen3 cars, there are also five new teams on the grid for the 22/23 season.

One of the biggest team changes comes in the form of McLaren joining Formula E, after buying out Mercedes after they announced they would be leaving the series.

Another big name in the automotive world, Maserati, also joins this year, after joining forces with Venturi Racing.

Was testing an accurate marker of where the cars and teams currently are?

The brand new Maserati MSG settled into life in Formula E quickly, with German driver Maximilian Guenther setting a testing lap record in Valencia, whilst also sitting top of the leaderboard in five of the seven sessions.

Stoffel Vandoorne Formula E World Champion
Stoffel Vandoorne – Image via Wikepedia

Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning world champion, has joined DS Penske for the new season, and looked right at home in testing. The Belgian will be expected to be challenging at the top this year.

How To Watch The Mexico ePrix

We recently completed a full guide on how to watch Formula E across the world for the 2022/23 season. But here’s a summary of how to watch the Mexico ePrix;

  • UK: Channel 4, along with All4 and the channel’s YouTube account
  • US: CBS (paid)
  • Canada: TVA & TSN
  • Australia: Stan Sport
  • New Zealand: Sky Sport
  • India: Disney+Hotstar
  • Rest Of The World: If your country has no channel airing the race, then you can watch all the action on the Formula E website & YouTube account

When does the Mexico City ePrix start?

The race starts at 14:03 local time, which is 20:03 British time, on Sunday 15th January.

Which track is the Mexico City ePrix on?

The Mexico City ePrix is on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit, which is the same circuit as the Mexican GP in F1.

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