The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is a 4.484 km (2.786 mi) race track in the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports Complex in the Granjas neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico, named after the famous racing drivers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. The circuit got its name shortly after it opened when Ricardo Rodríguez died in practice for the non-Championship 1962 Mexican Grand Prix. Ricardo's brother Pedro also lost his life behind the wheel nine years later.
The Grand Prix circuit underwent a significant renovation under the direction of Hermann Tilke for the return of Formula One in 2015. The front straight was slightly extended and reprofiled to accommodate a new media center and paddock. The iconic esses between turns 7 and 13 were significantly modified; the prolific, high radius turns were largely diminished while some were realigned into fixed angle turns. The baseball field portion of the track was also altered to a low speed left-right combination. At 4.313 kilometres (2.680 mi), the course is approximately 170 metres (560 ft) shorter than the previous Grand Prix layout, and Mexican Grand Prix organisers predict lap times of around 75 seconds and speeds in excess of 328 km/h (204 mph) for the current turbocharged Formula One cars, which eliminate the adverse effects of altitude present in naturally aspirated cars.
Geobrugg AG was awarded the design contract for a new Debris Fence barrier that could be attached to the existing concrete barriers. Furthermore Geobrugg was responsible for the layout design, material production and shippment of all required debris fence material to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Geobrugg installation instructors trained the local crew of OCESA on how to perform the complete installation.