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Mexican return would team with USGP

Organisers are increasingly optimistic that Mexico will return to the F1 calendar in either 2014 or 2015.

The Mexican Grand Prix expects to drop in as the penultimate round of the world championship when it finally makes a long-awaited return to the schedule.

With logistics increasingly shaping the make-up of the F1 calendar, there are only two realistic slots for the race, twinning with either the Canadian or American rounds already accommodated. With Montreal slipping in between Monaco and the rest of the European campaign, organisers of the Mexican race see it more likely teaming up with Austin and providing a stopping point on the way to the finale at Interlagos.

According to the Record newspaper, Mexico expects to be return in either 2014 or 2015, largely depending on when the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez gets the green light to begin hosting F1 cars after an absence stretching back to 1992.

Event promoters ICD-OCESA are reported to have met with Bernie Ecclestone last week to discuss terms of a contract, and hopes to be included on the provisional 2014 schedule expected to be released by the World Council of Motor Sport after its next meeting, later this month.

Hermann Tilke has been slated to undertake the necessary remodelling of the Autodromo, in the heart of Mexico City, with around eleven months for the project to reach fruition if the race is to be included next season. Should it achieve its aim, Mexico could replace the ill-fated New Jersey race in a 20-race schedule.



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jlr689

September 04, 2013 4:35 PM

THE AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ IS A 50 YEARS OLD TRACK THAT HAS HOLD IN THE PAST MORE THAN 15 F1 RACES I DONT TINK THEY WILL REALLY MODIFY THE TRACK IT WOULD JUST BE TRANSFORM TO MODERN F1 TRACK STANDARS REGARDS



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