Mexico City ePrix joins Formula E calendar

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The Mexico City ePrix has officially been added to the calendar for the second FIA Formula E season, taking place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on March 12.

The track played host to its first Formula 1 race in 23 years last month, boasting a sell-out crowd and one of the most unique atmospheres the sport has met in recent years.

Ever since the publication of the calendar for the second Formula E campaign, Mexico City had been expected to take the ‘TBA’ slot, and was formally confirmed today by the series.

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

The race will be held on a revised version of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

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