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Talks to resurrect Mexican Grand Prix resume once more // Carlos Slim Domit looks at hosting a race, whilst Turkey struggles

Published by Christine Blachford

Talks to resurrect Mexican Grand Prix resume once more
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Carlos Slim Domit, son of Carlos Slim, is hoping to bring the Mexican Grand Prix back to the F1 calendar, according to Reuters. The Mexican businessman is looking into working with entertainment company CIE who run events at the Hermanos Rodriguez track in Mexico City. Formula One has previously raced there in the late 1980s and early 1990s but the track fell off the calendar when the cost of hosting a race weekend became too much.

FIA President Jean Todt has already confirmed that returning to the country would be welcomed, saying: “Today Mexico has a strong economy and I am convinced that in the future this will be possible.”

Meanwhile, organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix are trying to save their race as the provisional 2012 calendar was missing the race at Istanbul. Negotiations are ongoing with Bernie Ecclestone, and the bosses say: “Certainly we are hopeful about the 2012 Turkish GP, but it depends on the result of ongoing negotiations... the ultimate 2012 Formula 1 calendar has not been declared yet.”

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