The rivalry of deer is present in almost all areas of the daily life of Mexicans, which is natural since the American Union is the ‘neighbor’ to the north, as well as the main economic, military, cultural, and political power throughout that planet.
For this last reason, it seems that the Stars and Stripes have won most of these ‘battles’, however, in mid-October they will arrive on the calendar of Formula 1 the United States Grand Prix, and the Mexico race since the return of two of Big Circus In the past decade they are almost always together for geographical reasons and they often decide to world drivers championship or builders, because they are located in the last part of the year.
Given this scenario and the great anticipation that these competitions will arouse all motorsport fans in both countries, From zero to 100 Let’s ask ourselves: Which of these careers is the best? Below, we present our comparison between the two events that paralyzed thousands of fans and our verdicts.
Mexican GP or United States GP? These are the circuits
After several headquarters changes in its history, the United States GP has been held in the circuit of Austin Texas, since 2012. Its layout has 20 curves, some at moderate speeds, making it one of the stages of F1 with many challenges for pilots. In total, the drivers had to complete 56 laps (mostly in the blazing sun) of the 5.5-kilometer route to cover a total distance of 308,408 km. On this route, there are two places to DRS where most overtaking is seen.
For his part, the Mexican GP has been held since its first edition in Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome, which has changed its layout throughout its history to make it safer but unique. The track has many straights that allow speeds of around 350 km/h to be reached, making it one of the fastest in the entire series. Also, it has 17 curves, most of them medium speed, and like Austin has two DRS zones. In the race, 71 laps of 4.3 km each must be completed to cover a total distance of 305,354 kilometers.
Mexican GP or United States GP? Racing with the greatest tradition
This category is very difficult to define because both have the same story. Both were among the first races that the F1 decided to implement outside of Europe, but they also have many interruptions in their history. In the case of the United States, 43 editions are held in different cities, while Mexico always maintains the AHR as its permanent headquarters.
Because of its great importance in the market, Athe merican Union now also has Miami and Las Vegas on its calendar, but it continues to hold Austin as the GP of the United States, which is attended by thousands of Mexicans because of its proximity to the northern border of our country. For its part, Mexico has only one F1 race and that’s it CDMXwhich has been performed 22 times and represents all of Latin America by joining the Brazilian GP the only competition held in the region, and which is also visited by thousands of Latinos from different countries.
Mexican GP or United States GP? Economic emission
The amount of money that can be obtained by celebrating a grand pprizein the economy of a city. Formula 1 This is something that attracts attention in all cases, because in all calendar tracks it represents a very important income. According to the estimates of the governments of each city, the United States Grand Prix generates an estimated 280 million dollars, while in the case of the Mexican GP, This is 15,536 million pesos, which when translated into dollars is three times larger than the Texan figure.
Mexican GP or United States GP? Ticket cost
North American races, compared to other grand prixes in the world, are among the most exclusive and expensive for the general public. According to the site F1 destinations, the average price of a ticket to attend the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is $688, which is the third most expensive of all. Meanwhile, in Austin, things are very similar, as the average is 667, which puts it in fifth place. Of course, there are differences between the two and they have more expensive or cheaper places depending on the location.
In this confrontation of the GGPsthe winner of this occasion is our beloved Mexican Grand Prix, and not to spoil one of the deer, but the opposite in this case is very strong. Even Tormula 1 recognized the Aztec competition as the best in the entire calendar on several occasions since its return in 2015. A true F1esta.