New contract for Mexican Grand Prix

F1 and Mexico City agree a three-year contract extension, keeping the race on the calendar until 2022

Sergio Perez (MEX) Racing Point Force India F1 Team on the drivers parade. Mexican Grand Prix, Sunday 28th October 2018. Mexico City, Mexico.

The Mexican Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2022 after Mexico City and the sport agreed a contract extension.

The agreement keeps the race, which had been in the final year of its current deal, at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for a further three years.

Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, Chase Carey, said in a statement announcing the new contract: “We are pleased to have renewed our partnership with Mexico City, which will now host the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix until at least 2022. Ever since it returned to the championship calendar in 2015, this event has always proved to be amazingly popular with the public and fans, not just in Mexico, but also around the world. Proof of this is the fact that the race promoter has won the FIA award for the best event no fewer than four years in a row and, in those four years, over 1.3 million spectators have attended the Grand Prix.

“The Grand Prix has also been an important economic driver for the city, reinforcing its credentials as a centre for tourism. I would like to thank the Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo and the entire government of Mexico City for all their efforts in ensuring that Formula 1 continues in Mexico and I look forward to seeing another big crowd of fans at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from 25 to 27 October for the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico 2019.”

Mayor of Mexico City, Claudio Sheinbaum Pardo, added: “The presence of Formula 1 in the city for further three more years, was achieved for the first time through a new financing model in which public resources are not used. Previously the Federal Government collaborated with the payment for the event. The Mexico City government will be an intermediary, creating a trust that will raise the private investment required to deliver this international event. The price of the tickets will remain the same as in previous years.”

Mexico’s extension takes the number of confirmed races for next year to 21, with Hockenheimring and Circuit de Catalunya to only tracks from the 2019 calendar not to have a deal in place for next season. The 2020 calendar also sees the additions of Zandvoort and a street race in Hanoi.

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