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F1 Paddock Pass: Mexican Grand Prix (VIDEO)

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The final back-to-back set of weekend races on the Formula 1 schedule comes up this weekend with the Mexican Grand Prix from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

NBCSN’s pit reporter and insider Will Buxton is back from the Mexico City paddock to check in with the field.

Among the topics of note this weekend are Lewis Hamilton being on the verge of clinching his fourth World Championship, Max Verstappen back the week after his controversial post-race penalty in Austin, Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly the new pair at Toro Rosso and Sergio Perez racing in front of his home fans on home soil.

While this is the official pre-race Paddock Pass, it’s not the only one from Mexico. Earlier this year Buxton and Jason Swales conducted a special episode looking at the country’s automotive heritage and looking ahead to the Grand Prix. That’s linked here.

As for the new episode, it’s below.

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said¬†president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”

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