It has been rumoured for months, but today Mexico City confirmed that it will host round five of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship on a slightly revised version of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit. It will be the first time that Formule E races on a permanent track, although located in the centre of the city.
The Mexico City ePrix will take place on March 12, 2016. The track is approximately 2.14km in length and subject to FIA track homologation. It will use part of the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez with seating for around 40,000 spectators.
“We are delighted to be taking Formula E to Mexico City,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “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.”
“Staging events such as Formula E is helping to make Mexico City one of the ‘sports capitals’ of the world,” said Miguel Angel Mancera, Major of Mexico City. “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.”
Tickets for the race will go on sale on December 7 with prices starting at 350 Mexican Pesos (approx. 19 Euros).