05 Sep Race Day at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Source: Maclean Photographic
Race day at a FIA World Endurance Championship event is always lots of work and pressure but also extremely enjoyable, especially when we visit a new country for the first time.
On Saturday 3 September the first running of the 6 Hours of Mexico saw drama and excitement, with the enthusiasm of the Mexican fans really adding to the party atmosphere despite two periods of rain during the race.
The day started early with the traditional pitwalk, where the fans have the opportunity to get close to the drivers, get an autograph and a selfie, followed by the gridwalk before the race.
The race itself is a six hour sprint with no let up in the action. It was won by the no1 Porsche 919 of reigning world champions Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard ahead of Audi and Toyota. The Mexicans had a home win when the no43 RGR Sport by Mornand Ligier-Nissan of Ricardo Gonzalez, Bruno Senna and Filipe Albuquerque took the chequered flag in LMP2. The atmosphere when they stood on the top step of the podium was electric.