Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel is happy that the Mexican GP will be held again this season. Coming race weekend, after a one-year absence, we will return to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, where the eighteenth round of the heart-pounding world championship will be held.
The Mexican GP has been a regular feature on the Formula 1 racing calendar since 2015, but the race was canceled in 2020 due to the corona pandemic. In conversation with Speedweek, Vettel indicates that he is very much looking forward to being able to race on this high-altitude track again. ‘The atmosphere incomparable by the passionate fans. I always enjoy traveling to this track because the enthusiasm of the fans is contagious and the track is demanding,” said the four-time world champion.
Height huge impact
Earlier, the German driver indicated that the height of the track has a huge impact on racing. ‘Because this track is so high above sea level, it has a huge impact on the downforce of the car. Despite all the wings, the car generates so little downforce through the thin air that it feels like we are racing at Monza. This is a very special location for motorsport.’
“The car is nervous and sometimes you have your hands full with it. It’s hard to get the right feeling with the car. The round is relatively short, but anything but easy. The most beautiful part of the circuit is the passage near the stadium. Not because it is challenging as a driver, but because the atmosphere there is unique. The fans are close to the action and know how to make their voices heard, great!’