Everything you need to know about attending the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix

Formula E returns to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the third round of the 2022 season. Here’s everything you need to know about attending the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix on February 12!

Edoardo Mortara leads the way in the early stages of the Formula E championship after the first two races in Diriyah. For the third race of 2022, the series makes a welcome return to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the Mexico City E-Prix. The event was not on the schedule last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Formula E still raced in Mexico with the double-header Puebla E-Prix taking place some 150km away from Mexico City.

From five previous Mexico City E-Prix, Lucas di Grassi is the only repeat winner (2017 and 2019) and is the top points scorer at the event. Meanwhile, Antonio Felix da Costa is the only repeat polesitter, having taken pole in the last two Mexico City races.

When is the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix?

The 2022 Mexico City E-Prix will take place on Saturday February 12. Read on for the full on-track schedule.

Where will the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix take place?

The 2022 Mexico City E-Prix will take place at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, close to the centre of the vibrant Mexico City.

Where should I stay for the Mexico City E-Prix?

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is located in the heart of the city centre, so it’s best to stay within Mexico City for the Formula E race. There’s a wide range of accommodation options available in the Centro Historico area, the historical centre of the ancient Aztec Empire. For more upmarket options, checkout the Polanco and Zona Rosa districts.

How to get to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

The easiest way to get to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is by taking the Metro. The Ciudad Deportiva station is located close to Gate 6 of the circuit, which is the entrance closest to the start/finish straight. The Velódromo and Puebla stations are also nearby. There are also local buses which can get you to the track.

Are tickets still available for the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix?

Tickets are still available for the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix. Tickets are available in the Foro Sol stadium section of the track (Foro Sol), at the final turn (Platino Plus) and on the main straight (Grada).

The Foro Sol is the best place to soak up the atmosphere. Tickets for children between the ages of 3 and 15 are priced at only $102 MXP (under $5 USD), while full price tickets here are $420 MXP (around $20 USD). The most expensive tickets, on the main straight, are priced at $840 MXP ($41 USD), though there is a 3 for 2 promotional offer available.

Note that grandstand seats are not reserved and you can sit anywhere in your selected stand. Arrive early for the best viewing spots! Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket for entry to the event.

Coronavirus entry protocols at the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix

You must wear a face mask at all times during the event. You’ll need to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of the event. You can secure fast lane access to the event by uploading your vaccination certificate or negative test result here.

Trackside at the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix

All tickets for the Mexico City E-Prix include access to the Allianz E-Village, where you can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy freely accessible activities for the whole family. There will be live music from pop group Matisse, Grammy-nominated artist Humbe and duo Las Villa.

A variety of food and drink will be on offer at the event. You cannot take your own food into the circuit. Payments at the event must be made through the cashless Flink payment system.

The full timetable for the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix can be found below:

Saturday February 12

  • 07:00 – Gates & Grandstands open
  • 08:00-08:30 – Free Practice 1
  • 09:50-10:20 – Free Practice 2
  • 11:40-12:55 – Qualifying
  • 16:00-17:00 – Mexico City E-Prix
  • 17:00 – Podium Ceremony
  • 21:00 – Gates close

Last time out at the Mexico City E-Prix

Mitch Evans was victorious in the last Mexico City E-Prix, held in February 2020. The Jaguar driver took the lead at the start of the race and led throughout. Antonio Felix da Costa – who started from pole for a second successive season at the track – finished as runner-up, while Sebastien Buemi completed the podium.

Read more: Formula E’s memorable moments in Mexico City

What can I do away from the circuit at the Mexico City E-Prix?

Mexico City is a fascinating place to visit. There are plenty of cultural highlights, including the Frida Kahlo museum, celebrating the work of the iconic Mexican artist. Mexico City is renowned for its wide range of street food, plus its finer restaurants in the Polanco area. You can also get away from the bustling city streets with a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage site – the so-called ‘City of the Gods’ – or relax in one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere (Bosque de Chapultepec).

Need to know: Mexico travel

What are the coronavirus rules and restrictions in Mexico?

There is no obligation to quarantine or provide a negative PCR test upon your arrival to Mexico. Most hotels will ask you to complete a health questionnaire when you check in. You must also complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code on your arrival to Mexico.

Do I need a visa to visit Mexico?

You don’t need a visa to enter Mexico if you are a British, US, EU, Australian or Canadian citizen. However, your will need a tourist card, which will be presented to you on your arrival. Make sure you keep this safe, as you need to leave it in the country upon your departure or pay a fee to replace it.

Where is the nearest airport to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez?

Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) is the nearest airport to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. It is located 5km north of the circuit.

What number should be called in an emergency in Mexico?

Call 911 in case of an emergency during your visit to Mexico.

What time zone is used in Mexico?

Mexico operates on Central Standard Time (CST), which is UTC -6 hours.

What type of electrical plugs are used in Mexico?

Mexico uses type A and B power sockets. Standard voltage is 127V and standard frequency is 60Hz.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Mexico City?

Though tap water is likely to be purified and safe to drink in Mexico City we recommend drinking bottled water instead, just to be on the safe side. It is cheap and widely available.

What currency is used in Mexico?

The peso is the official currency in Mexico. 1 Mexican peso is the equivalent of £0.036 GBP, €0.042 EURO or $0.048 USD. Find the exchange rate for your currency on xe.com. ATMs are plentiful at the Benito Juarez International Airport.

Which side of the road is driven on in Mexico?

You drive on the right hand side of the road in Mexico. Traffic jams are frequent in Mexico City – though if you’re staying in the city, you’re unlikely to need to travel by car.

What can I expect the weather to be like for the Mexico City E-Prix?

You can expect a subtropical climate during your stay in Mexico City. Daytime temperatures in February are around 20°C, with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. It’s unlikely to rain on race day in Mexico City – the city gets an average of only one day of rain in February!

Which languages are spoken in Mexico?

Spanish is the official language of Mexico and is spoken by around 90% of the population. It is the world’s most populous Hispanophone country. Only a small percentage of the population is fluent in English. It’s worth learning some basic Spanish phrases before your trip.

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