Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez will host the 19th race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship from
28 to 30 October.
Located in a park south-east of Mexico City, the track was designed in 1955 by engineer Oscar Fernández Gómez Daza. Formula 1 races began to be held here in 1963 and ten years later it was renamed for the Rodriguez brothers, Ricardo and Pedro, who were both World Championship drivers that died prematurely after two accidents on the track.
Hermann Tilke then renovated the track and in 2015 it returned on the World Championship circuit, spotlighting the incredible speeds the single-seaters manage to reach. Felipe Massa hit 364.3 km/h in the qualifying laps. As the grip increases on the asphalt during the weekend, the braking torque discharged to the ground will also go up. Special attention will need to be given to the temperature of the discs and calipers.
According to Brembo technicians, who classified the 21 World Championship tracks on a scale of 1 to 10, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is in the category of tracks that present a high level of difficulty for the brakes. The Mexican circuit earned a 9 on the difficulty index, which is lower only than the tracks at Montreal and Abu Dhabi.