Formula E heads to Mexico

Formula E returns this weekend after a one-month break with the inaugural Mexico ePrix, the fifth race on the 2015/16 calendar.

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, which played host to Formula 1 last year, is the venue for what promises to be an exciting race watched by an enthusiastic crowd.

Sam Bird enters the race on the back of victory last time out in Argentina, with the Briton edging out Championship leader Sébastien Buemi by less than a second.

Buemi heads the Drivers Championship on 80 points, four clear of Lucas di Grassi, with Bird in third on 52 points.

The 1.33-mile purpose-built track in Mexico City is the shortest on the Formula E calendar, and will have a more abrasive surface than many previous races which were hosted on street circuits.

While the surface is considered to be rather bumpy in comparison to other race tracks, the field will be more than used to a bumpy ride after contending with unrefined streets in the past.

Watch a virtual lap of the newest venue in the FIA Formula E Championship – the Mexico City ePrix circuit at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Posted by FIA Formula E on Thursday, March 10, 2016

The passionate support of the Mexican crowd and in intriguing circuit should make the weekend’s race a memorable one, be sure not to miss it.

Catch all the action live on FOX Sports 3 from 5:30 on Sunday, March 13.