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Mexico City's Hermanos Rodríguez Circuit Avoids Damage During Massive Earthquake

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 22 / 17

Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix organizers said that next month’s race in Mexico City "will go ahead as planned despite the capital being hit by its deadliest earthquake in three decades," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Mexican Grand Prix Marketing Dir Rodrigo Sanchez said that the He...

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