The fourth round of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season next weekend takes our Team to Mexico City. There are two main challenges awaiting the us there, namely a new track layout and the high altitude at which the 2020 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix will be contested.
The race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is one of the few E-Prix that is contested on a permanent circuit. Mexico has been a regular destination on the Formula E racing calendar since the 2015/16 season, which makes this year’s event the fifth running of the electric racing competition there.
The 2020 E-Prix will take place on a circuit that is 513 metres (i.e. 25 percent) longer than previously. The new configuration is 2,606 metres in length, consisting of eight left-hand and eight right-hand turns and offering a mix of long straights and a tight stadium section. 55% of the track distance is driven at full throttle.
The changes made include the removal of two chicanes and extension by an additional sector. At an altitude of more than 2,000 metres above sea level, Mexico is the highest venue of the entire season.