Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has become the latest Formula E track to undergo major modifications, with a new section among changes for next month’s race.
This year’s Mexico City E-Prix, the only race on the ABB FIA Formula E Championship calendar to use a permanent racetrack, will be held on a longer 1.62 mile layout without chicanes.
Five new corners have been added after Turn 2, a sweeping right-hander, creating a new section based around more of the full circuit used in Formula 1.
This section leads into the same back straight as before but without the large chicane, giving drivers a clear run down to the Foro Sol stadium section.
The final chicane has also been removed, setting up one long sweeping right-hander to complete the lap after the stadium section.
The changes are in line with Formula E’s commitment to reduce the number of tight corners and chicanes on its tracks after a number of heavy incidents caused by bunched-up fields last season.
It also made a number of similar changes to the Parque O’Higgins track in Santiago, site of the previous round earlier this month, to remove chicanes on that track too.
The Mexico City E-Prix will take place on Feb. 15.