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Formula 1 in Mexico

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 16:08

The final presentation was conducted by Formula 1, which opened by highlighting how the use of Ticketmaster has led to the sale of 14 million tickets every year, which in turn led to the opportunity of managing the Formula 1 in Mexico. “Having closed a deal with Bernie Ecclestone, we kept up an incredibly fast rhythm to get the platform ready in time for the event,” explained González Compean, Director General of Formula 1 Grand Prix Mexico.

The coordination for the Formula 1 at the Foro Sol is the icing on the cake of all the other events organized, including Nascar. Ocesa Seica is the 3rd promoter in the world and has 13 years of experience in the automotive industry, preparing the company for the opportunity to welcome the Formula 1 back to Mexico after 23 years. González Compean stated that “Formula 1 will be a stepping stone for Mexico City.”

In preparation for the race, the existing track’s curves were softened a little and the principal stands for the audience were extended. A completely new building that can hold 5,000 people, the Paddle Club, and a fence of 4.8km surrounding the full track were also constructed. Final touches are being added to the Paddle Club building and the 13 stands that will house 30,000 people, which will be finished in the next few days. Ticket holders will enter the Foro Sol via the Palacio de los Deportes.

Eighteen thousand jobs will be created for the weekend of the Formula 1, and 500 million television viewers are expected to watch the race. No parking will be provided, so the Formula 1 is encouraging people to travel via metro or bus to the event. This location has three extremely close metro stations and two Metrobús stops within 0.2–1km of the track. González Compean also mentioned that the authorities are already planning to provide further chartered transportation to the event to support this initiative.