Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has been confirmed to host round five of the 2015/16 Formula E championship next March, subject to approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

The inaugural Mexico City ePrix will take place on the 12th March 2016 and use parts of the new, revamped track which made a welcomed return to the F1 calendar three weeks ago. The track will be modified for Formula E and be approximately 2.14km long, taking in the home straight and the new stadium section which holds 40,000 fans.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag says he is thrilled to take the all-electric sport to Mexico and mark the sport's first race away from a street circuit, although Formula E teams enjoy extensive testing at Donington Park in England.

"We are delighted to be taking Formula E to Mexico City," Agag said. "This is one of the world's great cities, with a rich heritage and passion for motorsport. I'm confident the fans will create an amazing atmosphere and make the Mexico City ePrix one of the most memorable races of the season."



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