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Mexico confirms new three-year deal to remain on F1 calendar

  • Published on 08 Aug 2019 18:06
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will stay on the F1 calendar in 2020, it has been confirmed.

On Wednesday the Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum revealed that "Formula 1 is staying in Mexico City" and the "FIA president [Jean Todt] is going to be here tomorrow to sign it". 

The circuit reappeared on the F1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year hiatus and has seen Lewis Hamilton clinch his last two world championships.

The Mexican Grand Prix has drawn in large crowds in recent years, but after its funding was pulled earlier this year, doubt lingered over the future of the event beyond 2019.

However, the deal has now been settled, and will stay on the F1 calendar until at least the end of the 2022 season. 

“We are pleased to have renewed our partnership with Mexico City, which will now host the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix until at least 2022,” said F1 CEO Chase Carey.

“Ever since it returned to the championship calendar in 2015, this event has always proved to be amazingly popular with the public and fans, not just in Mexico, but also around the world.

“Proof of this is the fact that the race promoter has won the FIA award for the best event no fewer than four years in a row and, in those four years, over 1.3 million spectators have attended the Grand Prix.

“The Grand Prix has also been an important economic driver for the city, reinforcing its credentials as a centre for tourism.

“I would like to thank the Mayor, Claudia  Pardo and the entire government of Mexico City for all their efforts in ensuring that Formula 1 continues in Mexico and I look forward to seeing another big crowd of fans at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from 25 to 27 October for the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico 2019.”


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  • Fantastic news. It would have been a travesty to retain awful poorly attended races like Sochi and France and lose one of the greatest events of the year in Mexico City. I'd argue that the atmosphere in Mexico is even more impressive than Monza. Just for that reason I'm willing to ignore the fact that the track is not one of my favourites

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    • Aug 8 2019 - 20:29
    • Agree. I'm going to be spending a lot of time in Mexico and am looking forward to attending a race weekend down there. Unfortunately all the tickets are sold out way in advance for the Mexico GP, which is why it would have surprised me if they cancelled. It looks like a great festive atmosphere for a GP weekend. I can get tickets for this year US GP cheaper than in Mexico, but not a big fan of Texas, so no thanks.

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      • Aug 9 2019 - 18:07
    • Wholly agree, Mexico tend to provide awesome GPs, and I'm thrilled we retain it. Not necessarily a personal favourite, but I'd miss it for sure. As for Sochi and France: Yeah I'd not mind losing those. And Abu Dhabi may join the snooze queue too, if it would stop boring itself to sleep anytime soon.

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      • Aug 9 2019 - 20:36


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