FIA President Jean Todt has declared he sees “no reason” why a return to Mexico wouldn’t be “possible” for Formula 1, after paying a visit to the Central American country over the weekend.
The country was a mainstay on the F1 calendar during the 1960s before it made a return to the championship in the mid-1980s; the sport last raced in the country in 1992.
“As part of the meetings I am doing I intend to see the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit,” Todt told reporters, referring to the notoriously bumpy venue that hosted all of the Mexican Grands Prix.
“Today Mexico is an economically strong country and I am convinced that in the future it (F1) is possible,” he told Europa Press. “There are also a number of criteria for the approval of an event, especially in the safety parameter.”
Mexico’s interest in Formula 1 has peaked of late, with several corporations helping to bankroll the career of Sauber driver Sergio Pérez, who is the country’s first top-level representative in 30 years.
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