F1: Mexican Grand Prix confirmed for 2015

Formula 1 group CEO Bernie Ecclestone confirmed on Wednesday that Mexico is set to host a round of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The race, the first Grand Prix to be held in Mexico since 1992, will be run at the 4.421-kilometre Mexico City circuit.

“I’m happy to announce we’ve concluded an agreement to have a race in 2015,” said Ecclestone. “Don’t miss this race!”

F1 Mexico 1992 Nigel Mansell Riccardo Patrese Michael Schumacher

The latest podium in Mexico, in 1992. Nigel Mansell, Riccardo Patrese and Michael Schumacher. (Photo: WRi2)

Tavo Hellmund, who helped bring the United States Grand Prix to Austin and is a co-founding partner of the 2015 Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico, said he was delighted that negotiations had proved successful.

“Ever since Bernie and I began working on a race at Austin, it’s been a dream of mine to help F1 return to Mexico,” said Hellmund.

“This announcement has therefore been years in the making, but we’ve gradually been able to assemble all the right pieces. I’m absolutely delighted.”

Two Mexican drivers currently compete in F1 racing: Force India’s Sergio Perez, who scored a podium earlier this year in Bahrain, and Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez.

Mexico’s return to the F1 calendar remains subject to final negotiations.

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