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SBD Global/July 23, 2014/Events and Attractions

F1 Reportedly Signs Five-Year Contract To Return To Mexico City

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Sources said that F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone last week signed a five-year contract "that will give Mexico City a spot" on F1's '15 calendar, according to REFORMA. Promoter CIE, which runs the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, reached an agreement thanks to loans from Mexico's Federal Government and the government of Mexico City. F1's last race in Mexico City took place in '92. The race is expected to be held next October or November. Motorsports governing body FIA will decide whether it is held before or after the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin. F1's "definitive '15 calendar will be announced in December" (REFORMA, 7/22). In Mexico City, Omar Hurtado reported F1 "is getting closer to a return to Mexico." Everything "indicates that negotiations between Formula One Management and CIE reached a five-year agreement." An "official announcement is expected to come next week, providing details on the remodeling of the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit" (LA AFICION, 7/22).
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