Formula 1 returned to Mexico City on Saturday, as Red Bull brought Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo aboard a pair of RB7-Renaults for a roadshow event on the capital city’s streets.
Government authorities estimated a crowd of 70,000 turned out in downtown Mexico City.
The event was organised as a preview to the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, which takes place on November 1 this year.
Speaking about the prospect of racing in Mexico, Sainz told Motorsport.com: “I love countries that speak my language and I want to do great here.
“It’s going to be a very special circuit for everyone – teams and drivers – because there is going to be many challenges, and then we have the altitude issue [2300 meters above sea level].
“An F1 motor loses power with altitude, and it’s hard to have the perfect set up; the human body also will suffer. We will have lots of things that will change.”
The roadshow took place around the Zocalo and 20th November Avenue, and also featured Tavo Vildosola, the Mexican Baja 1000 driver.
The next event is a similar event run by Ferrari, which will be held in Paseo de la Reforma in the city on August 2.