The promoter of the Mexican Grand Prix has indicated the race will appear on the 2020 F1 calendar after agreeing an extension to its current contract.
The head of government in Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, who in June said she expected “good news” about the race’s future, posted a video in which she said Formula 1 will continue to race at the track.
F1 returned to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2015 after a five-year deal to host the race was agreed. It is not yet known how long its new contract is for.
Mexico was one of five races whose contracts were due to expire at the end of this season. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone has announced a new deal and the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is also expected to confirm an extension.
With the Spanish Grand Prix promoted also believed to have secured an 11th-hour deal to extend their contract, only the German round at the Hockenheimring may now disappear next year. However with additional races in the Netherlands and Vietnam joining the schedule, next year is set to feature a record-breaking 22 races.
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