When qualifying takes place in Mexico on 29 October, there will be a special award for the pole setter. To mark the 60th anniversary and a death anniversary, the fastest qualifier will receive a reward.
When Formula 1 visits Mexico from 28 to 30 October, there will be a special reward for the pole position during qualifying at the Circuit Hermanos Rodríguez.
The pole setter can look forward to two replica helmets of Pedro and Ricardo Rodríguez, two racing legends from Mexico who were both killed in accidents.
Ricardo, who drove his first race for Ferrari in 1961 at the age of 19, was on his way to becoming a racing hero in Mexico.
Then, a year later, he competed in Mexico in a race outside the world championship standings and crashed while practicing in a Lotus at the famous Peraltada curve on the very track in Mexico that now bears his surname.
Pérez set Pedro Rodriguez’s record
As part of the 60th anniversary of his death, as well as the first Formula One race at the track, the fastest qualifier will receive special helmets from the brothers.
Ricardo’s brother Pedro made his Formula One debut in 1963, even taking two Grand Prix wins for Cooper and BRM. Then in 1971, at the age of 31, he died in a fire accident in a Ferrari sports car at the Norisring in Germany.
Until Sergio Pérez won the Sakhir GP in 2020, Pedro Rodríguez was the only Grand Prix winner from Mexico. After Pérez equaled him last season, his two Grand Prix victories this year gave him the record as the most successful Mexican in Formula One.