Mexican Grand Prix 2015 – Preview and Betting Tips

After a 23 year absence in F1, the Mexican Grand Prix will be a part of this prestigious tournament again. On November 1, at 1pm local time (7pm GMT) the Mexican Grand Prix 2015 will take place in the newly refurbished Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. The drivers’ title race is already over, but many are still looking forward on who will be the winner of this historic race.

Overview

This will be the first edition of the Mexican Grand Prix since its last race was held way back in 1992. Like before, the race will again take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. This track is named after Mexico’s two most famous drivers: brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez. It still remains on its original site in the Magdalena Mixhuca Park, but many improvements have been made in order to meet the modern standards of the sport. A lap on this circuit has a length of 4.305kilometers. It has 17 turns and two DRS zones (the first on the approach to turn 1 and the second on the approach to turn 4).

A very interesting feature of this track is it’s situated at 2,200 metres above sea level which makes it the highest venue in F1 today. Experts say this has considerable effect on the performance characteristics of the car (like its aerodynamics) and the power unit.

This race has 71 laps and will cover a total of 305.354 kilometers. It’s expected that teams will use a two stop strategy here. The track here is still new like the Circuit of the Americas in the US. With this, Pirelli opted to use the same set of tyres (soft and medium tyre compounds) they used in Austin.

Drivers

Since this is the first edition of the Mexican Grand Prix after 23 years, none of the drivers who will compete on Sunday have a record here yet. Many experts expect that the usual suspects, Hamilton, Rosberg and Vettel to do well in this race. Others also think that even though Hamilton has already won the title, he’ll still go all out here since the result of this race will be historic.

Betting tips

Lewis Hamilton is once again the top favorite of bookmakers to win this race. He’s at around 1.53 in Paddypower. His teammate, Nico Rosberg comes in second to him again and bookies give him odds of around 3.75. Ferrari’s Sebastian is the third on the list of favorites here with odds of around 11.

I’ll go for Hamilton in this race because I think he’ll still do his best to win it despite having won the title already. He’s a very competitive individual and I don’t see him giving away this one. He’s also in his best form right now having won the last three races.