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“All the pieces are coming together” for Mexican Grand Prix

Jun 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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Mexican FIA Senate member Carlos Slim Helu believes “all of the pieces are coming together” for Mexico to hold a round of the world championship as early as next year.

Tavo Hellmund, who was behind the plan to build the Circuit of the Americas, is involved in the plan to bring F1 back to Mexico. The last Mexican Grand Prix took place in 1992 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

“I believe it is the right choice to have more races in the Americas,” Slim told the FIA’s Auto magazine. “Races in Europe are difficult to see in America because they are either at three o’clock in the morning or seven o’clock in the morning on a Sunday. But the timing of races in America is perfect for Europe.”

“I believe there is potential to do more races in the Americas and I believe that Mexico is the right spot to do it. It’s a stable country by and large, our economy is doing quite well and we have drivers people can identify with them.

“All of the pieces are coming together and I believe the potential promoters are doing a good job in trying to secure something.”

Slim’s father Carlos Slim Helu is reputed to be the richest man in the world. His Telmex telecommunications company supports the Escuderia Telmex which helped Sergio Perez (pictured) and Esteban Gutierrez reach Formula One.

  1. pjlva - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    And how many military personnel is it going to take to keep that event safe? The reason NASCAR stopped it’s race there was the cost and concerns of providing armed security for their time there. The haulers all had to meet up together in Texas and wait for an armed support team to follow them to the track……

    • apexassassin - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      And you think the other circuits don’t have that problem? Don’t watch much F1 do you?

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