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Mexico set to return to F1® calendar in 2015 23 Jul 2014

The Mexican flag. 7 October 2005. Race winner Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams FW14B Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City, 22 March 1992. Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber with his fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 23 September 2012

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

The race, the first Grand Prix to be held in Mexico for more than two decades, 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!"

Mexico City first hosted F1 racing in 1963 and was a permanent fixture for the next seven years. It then returned to the calendar in 1986 and hosted a further six Grands Prix, the last of which was won by Williams' Nigel Mansell in 1992.

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 Formula One 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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