FIA Formula E heads to Mexico

November 19, 2015

FIA Formula E heads to Mexico

November 19, 2015


Mexico City has today been confirmed as the host city for round five of the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship – the second North American race of the second season for the all-electric championship.

The Mexico City ePrix will take place on March 12, 2016 and is expected to be rubber stamped by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in December.

FormulaE_China_Race_gal_2The track is approximately 1.32 miles in length and subject to FIA track homologation. It will use part of the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez with seating for around 40,000 of the world’s most passionate fans.

“We are delighted to be taking Formula E to Mexico City,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

“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.”

Mexico has a rich racing culture hosting major international races.

“For OCESA it is an honour to open the doors to Formula E to the just newly-renovated Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track,” said Alejandro Soberon, President and CEO of CIE said.

“A circuit that is positioning itself day-by-day as the temple of motorsport.”

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez marked its return to international motorsport recently with the return of the Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix. The venue has also hosted other major series including A1 Grand Prix, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Champ Car and the Grand-Am Series.

“Staging events such as Formula E is helping to make Mexico City one of the ‘sports capitals’ of the world,” Miguel Angel Mancera, Major of Mexico City said.

“After the success of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the addition of the Formula E race shows that the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack is the perfect place for all kinds of racing events and is a key part of the work that the Mexico City government has undertaken to enhance our tourist attractions.”

Mexican Formula E racer Salvador Duran contested the opening series of FIA Formula E and is expected to be one of a number of Mexican racers looking to race on home soil.

“Formula E is a great championship that produces fantastic races among top-line drivers and I am sure the Mexican fans are going to love the races,” said Duran.

“The sound of the cars will be totally new to them, but I know that once they see the quality of the action they are going to be hooked.”

Tickets for the race will go on sale on December 7 with prices starting at 350 Mexican Pesos (approx. US$21.00).

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