The promoter of the Mexican Grand Prix has denied supporting a statement criticising Formula 1 owners Liberty Media which was issued by the Formula One Promoters Association earlier today.The statement was issued following a meeting between FOPA and representatives of Formula One Management.
“Following the statement made by the Formula One Promoters’ Association (FOPA), the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico promoters want to express their sympathy with the promoters from other countries understanding that each country and race is different,” said the Mexican GP organiser in a release seen by RaceFans. “In addition, the Mexican Grand Prix’s promoters welcome the ongoing collaboration and good relationships with the rest of the promoters.
“However, Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico did not participate in said meeting and appreciate the work that the new owners of Formula 1 are doing to understand the promoters’ requirements and concerns, as well as those from the fans.
“The Mexican Grand Prix’s promoters recognise that the new administration of Formula 1 has listened and been sensitive to their concerns, with both parties working very closely together. As a result, they do not agree with what was released by the Formula One Promoters’ Association on their behalf.”
The Mexican Grand Prix is one of five rounds on this year’s schedule which does not yet hold a contract to hold a round of the 2020 F1 calendar.
“The Mexican promoters and Formula 1 continue the negotiations regarding the renewal of the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico contract in private,” it added.
FOPA, which claimed to represent 16 grands prix including the Mexican round, challenged Liberty Media over its stance on F1 broadcasting rights, its development of the sport and plans for new races.
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