Mexico will return in 2015 confirms Ecclestone


The last Mexican GP in 1992 ( Williams F1 Team)
22 July 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the 2015 calendar will feature the Mexican Grand Prix for the first time since it was dropped in 1992.

The race will take place in Mexico City at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. An official press conference is due to take place on Wednesday.

Ecclestone has been keen to bring the race back, it even featured on a provisional 2014 calendar, before it was dropped when organisers confirmed they wouldn't be ready in time.

"We have got Mexico past the post," the 83-year-old told Forbes.

Tavo Hellmund, the man behind the Austin race, has been working with the event's organisers to help bring F1 back, whilst several high profile Mexican businessman are keen to see Mexico back on the motorsport map.

They include Alejandro Soberon, chief executive of Corporacion Interamericana de Entretenimiento (CIE), Carlos Slim Domit, son of one of the world's richest men, George Gonzalez chief executive of CIE subsidiary Ocesa and Federico Alaman, president of motorsports for Ocesa.

It's likely the calendar will expand to 20 events in 2015, as none of the current races are expected to be dropped.

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