2015 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix Confirmed by Bernie Ecclestone

"Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez" by Will Pittenger overlayed on the Mexican flag 1 photo
Photo: "Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez" by Will Pittenger; Wikipedia Commons; image edited by autoevolution
After the 1992 F1 season, Mexico was left without a Grand Prix event although the people over here are big fans of the sport. A recent announcement from live events company CIE and Bernie Ecclestone confirmed that Mexico City will once again host a Grand Prix event, after a 23-year hiatus.
After signing a 5-year deal to hold the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodigruez racing circuit, CIE president Alejandro Soberon declared: "Start your engines, F1 will return to Mexico next year." Formula 1's Bernie Ecclestone has told the media that the freshly signed deal would "benefit both [sides] for many years."

Although the initial plan was to run the race this current Formula 1 season, organizers weren't able to update the circuit to modern specifications in time, thus delaying the event for 2015. As opposed to the wicked layout it had in the early 1990s, we expecte that the risky right-hander Peraltada will be reconfigured or completely neutered over safety concerns.

If you've watched the 1992 Mexican Grand Prix, which was won by Nigel Mansell in a Williams-Renault car, than you know that the bumpy asphalt was pretty hard on the tires and a suspension breaker as well. Needless to say, the track will be resurfaced to comply with FIA regulations. Spectator stands and pit garages are also due for a makeover.

At the present moment, two Mexican drivers are competing in Formula 1: ex-McLaren driver Sergio Perez, who runs for Force India this season, and youngster Esteban Gutierrez who races a Sauber. At the last Mexican Grand Prix in 1992, a raw Michael Schumacher scored his first podium finish, driving a Ross Brawn-designed Benetton B192 Formula 1 racer to third place.
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