F1 Raceweek: Rosberg's eyes on the prize as Ferrari near unwanted record - Mexican GP in numbers

A first Formula One title looms into view for Nico Rosberg at the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend, offering the German the first of three chances at glory.

Rosberg edged ahead of Mercedes colleague Lewis Hamilton before the Briton won in Austin last time out to claw back some of the deficit.

But Nico can follow in father Keke Rosberg's championship-winning footsteps at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, while Ferrari will look to break out of their slump in Mexico City.

Here are some of the best stats surrounding the Mexican GP, courtesy of Opta.


1 - Nico Rosberg will claim his maiden F1 title if he wins the Mexican Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton finishes outside the top nine.

50 - Lewis Hamilton won the 50th race of his career last weekend. He is just one behind Alain Prost as the driver with the second most wins in F1 history (Michael Schumacher 91).

5 - Should Ferrari fail to get a driver on the podium in Mexico, they would equal their worst such run since Fernando Alonso left the team (five races).

16 - Mercedes GP have equalled their own record (2014 and 2015) with 16 wins in a year: the most in F1 history.

10 - Last weekend saw Lewis Hamilton equal Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna as the driver with the second most wins in the Americas (10), only behind Michael Schumacher (17).

18 - Mercedes are just one pole position behind the record for a single season: 18 set by them in 2014 and 2015 and Red Bull in 2011.

2 - Should Red Bull secure 33 points more than Ferrari in Mexico, they will secure runners-up spot in the constructors' championship, the eighth season in a row they will have been in the top two.

2 - The only two Mexican drivers to have made it to the podium in F1 are Pedro Rodriguez de la Vega and Sergio Perez (seven times apiece). None of them in Mexico.

3 - Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost are the only drivers to have won more than once in Mexico and only the French driver has won the race without being on pole.

2,285 - Mexico is the circuit with at the highest altitude in the current F1 World Championship calendar (2,285 meters high).

0 - There have been 16 Mexican GPs in F1 history and it has never rained, being the GP with the most editions without rain.

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