Dec.12 (GMM) Speculation about a return to Mexico for formula one is revving up.
Earlier this year, Sauber sponsor Telmex's Carlos Slim Domit confirmed that officials are working on a project to end the country's 20 year absence from the calendar.On a trip to Mexico in August, FIA president Jean Todt said it is "possible" Mexico will host a race soon.Slim Domit wrote in a column for FIA in Motion magazine: "Linking races in Canada and the US with a Mexican round would perfectly consolidate formula one's footprint in North and Central America and provide a viable bridge to the race in Brazil."Bernie Ecclestone told the Independent newspaper in September: "After Russia I would like to go to South Africa and Mexico."Both countries are trying to do something."Germany's Speed Week now says "leading representatives" of Mexico's motor racing federation are "very confident" a F1 race is viable, with the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on pole position as the venue.That track, in Mexico City, last hosted the grand prix in 1992, won by Nigel Mansell.
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