Mexican Grand Prix preview: all you need to know

The Mexican Grand Prix is 71 laps long.

The first Mexican Grand Prix was in 1963.

The circuit distance is 4.304km

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has hosted shows by Paul McCartney, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Metallica and a mass by Pope John Paul ll.

Jim Clarke's Lotus broke down on the penultimate lap of the 1964 season-ending race, allowing John Surtees to claim the world title.

Mexico was the first country to host the football World Cup twice - in 1970 and 1986.

Much of Mexico City used to be a large lake before the Aztecs constructed a massive civilization.

There is a 2.750km 'short circuit' within the complex that has never been used since its construction over 50 years ago.

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez previously staged Formula 1 between 1963-70 and 1986-92.

Jim Clarke, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell have all won the Mexican Grand Prix twice.

Three teams share three team wins: Lotus, McLaren and Williams

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