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Ecclestone confirms Mexican GP scheduled for 2014

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Formula 1 official right holder Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that he is in talk about holding a Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City in 2014.

Last Mexican Grand Prix hosted in 1992, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone told Autoweek ‘Mexico City is a better place to hold the race than Cancun’. Mexico previously seized the race between 1963 and 1970 and from 1986 to 1992.

“Mexico City is a better place to hold the race than Cancun,” he told Autoweek.

“In more or less any city around the world you could ask people ‘where is Mexico City?’ and they would say Mexico. If you said to somebody where is Cancun they would say ‘I don’t know.’”

However, Ecclestone also revealed how close Cancun came to staging the Mexican Grand Prix. “We were going to do a race in Cancun. We had a contract but they couldn’t get the permission they wanted,” he said.

After the Grand Prix in 1992, international racing did not return to Mexico City until 2002 when the Champ Car series held a round of its schedule at the track there.


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