If you think you’ve heard this story before, you’re right, but Mexico is set to rejoin the Formula One calendar next year, with FOM chief Bernie Ecclestone confirming a deal with circuit bosses. Mexico City has been on and off the calendar since the 1960s, with the last installment in 1992.
Organiser Tavo Hellmund, who was also part of the team that brought the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin to the calendar, said: “This announcement has been years in the making but we’ve gradually been able to assemble all the right pieces, I’m absolutely delighted.”
Mexico was due to join the F1 calendar for the 2014 season, but dropped off the provisional list after negotiations fell through. With two Mexican drivers in the sport at the moment, it’s a good time for F1 to make it’s return. Sergio Pérez has said: “Since I left my home at 13, I’ve never raced in my home country. Now to go back after so many years and actually race in F1 is great.”
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References Circuit of the Americas, Sergio Pérez
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