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Formula 1 To Race In Mexico City Until 2022
August 8, 2019
The agreement between Formula 1, the event promoter and the Government of Mexico City was formally signed in a press conference held in the Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento in Mexico City for the race based at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Formula 1 To Race In Mexico City Until 2022

Formula 1 has announced that the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix will continue to be held in Mexico City until at least the end of 2022.

The agreement between Formula 1, the promoter Interamerican Entertainment Corporation (Corporacion Interamericana de Entretenimiento (CIE)) and the Government of Mexico City was formally signed in a press conference held in the Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento in Mexico City.

The city will carry on staging a round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which first hosted the race in 1963. There is an incredible enthusiasm for Formula 1 in Mexico, with over 1.3 million fans attending the race since 2015. The global cumulative television audience from 2015 to 2018 was also an outstanding 380 million, and there is an F1 fan base of 45 million across the country.

This year, the race, which has seen the drivers’ title decided five times in the past, celebrates its 20th edition. From 2020 the official event title will change to Mexico City Grand Prix to emphasize the support given by the Government of Mexico City.

“Ever since it returned to the championship calendar in 2015, [the Mexican Grand Prix] 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… The Grand Prix has also been an important economic driver for the city, reinforcing its credentials as a center for tourism,” Formula 1 Chairman and CEO Chase Carey said.

For more information, visit formula1.com.

Photo courtesy of Formula 1