Off The Grid: Out and about in Mexico City (VIDEO)


Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world, boasting a metropolitan area with a population of over 21m people, making it larger even than New York.

This weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix promises to be a real highlight on the city’s annual calendar as the Formula 1 paddock returns to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time since 1992.

Back in January, Will Buxton and Jason Swales ventured to Mexico City to see how preparations were going ahead of F1’s return, but found that there is much to see beyond the race track and even the city streets.

In this video, we travel just outside the city to the ancient Mesoamerican city ruins of Teotihuacan to see where it all began, before heading to one of Mexico City’s most unique attractions on the canals of Xochimilco where we board a customized F1 on NBC trajinera (boat) for an afternoon cruise.