Car racing for many years has been an activity that entertains kids and adults. The adrenaline of speed, the roar of cars to boot and the many sensations that cause, make this sport one of the most exciting and dangerous in the world.
Year after year we see the races and follow them no matter where they go. However, how did the idea of this high-speed activity come about?
Next October 29 we will have a party at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodromo. The maximum motorsport competition returns for the third consecutive year to Mexico City.
Here we leave you everything you need to know to be a participant in this event.
It was in 1894 when the first cars were subjected to resistance tests that consisted of making a series of routes on roads from one town to another. Far from being normal careers and only for work purposes, they became a competition to see who was the fastest and most intrepid. In addition to fun, this activity brought death, since to be illegal races did not have rules or security. Soon after, the competitions were held in open fields and accidents began to become more and more frequent. The cars became faster and more refined.
FIRST GRAND PRIZE
It was in 1906 when the Automobile Club of France (CAF) began to organize car races under the name of Grand Prix -Great Prize-, and it lasted two days only in the month of June. The Le Mans circuit, which was 105 km long, was used; the pilots had to do six laps per day (in total 1,260 km). The competition had 32 participants, representing 12 car manufacturers. The winner of this first prize was Ferenc Szisz (Hungary 1873-1944) with a Renault AK 90CV.
When the races began to take shape, each country had its own and the rules varied according to the nation. In the only areas where an agreement was reached was in the regulation of the maximum weight of the car and that only two people should be on board: the pilot and the mechanic.
From 1947 to the present, 67 GP -68 have been carried out if we count this year's-. Multiple teams, drivers, cars, circuits and even countries, have gone through these competitions, and, in addition to achievements and awards, have also seen terrible accidents that have marked the history of F1. However, it continues to attract more followers and insurance will continue to do so until the engines are stopped.
ABOUT THE MEXICO GP
- It will be the twentieth GP that takes place in Mexico
- It's 71 laps
- The circuit has a length of 4,580 km, and a total of 325,180 km
- The fastest lap was given by Sebastian Vettel of the Ferrari team with 1: 18.785
- The last positions were like this
Posiciones de 2018
M. VerstappenRed Bull
D. RicciardoRed Bull
S. PerezRacing Point
E. OconRacing Point
C. Sainz Jr.Renault
P. GaslyToro Rosso
B. HartleyToro Rosso