Mexico IndyCar race delayed until at least 2019

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Mexico IndyCar race delayed until at least 2019
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Nov 30, 2017, 10:57 PM

IndyCar has announced that Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City will not be added to the 2018 schedule, but that talks are continuing for the series to race there in 2019.

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The proposed date of Aug. 5 would have made Mexico the 14th round in an 18-race series, but instead the 2018 schedule will be 17 races – as per this year, but with Portland International Raceway replacing Watkins Glen.

“INDYCAR is invested in the process of putting together the right deal with a partner we are certain can deliver this race,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, IndyCar’s parent company.  

“We are not at the point where we can finalize a contract for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season and felt that we couldn’t delay the decision any longer, in fairness to our teams, manufacturers and other stakeholders who need time to properly prepare for an event of such magnitude.

“IndyCar appreciates the rich racing history in Mexico and we would like to be part of that once again. We will keep working with the intent of making an IndyCar event in Mexico City a reality in the future.”

 

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