The continued development of Formula One into a truly world-wide sport has been masterminded by F1’s CEO Bernie Ecclestone, and 2015 sees 19 races including yet another new venue; Mexico. It has been 24 years since F1 raced in Mexico, but the return of the sport to the Circuito Carlos & Hermanos Rodriguez in downtown Mexico City brings back fond memories for Mark;
“I used to visit the Mexican Grand Prix when working in the media and as a PR consultant in the 1980s, but then in 1991 I was part of the Jordan Grand Prix team when we competed there for the first time and finished 4th overall! It was incredible, as that was our first season in F1.
photos 220px wide3“My best memory, however, came in 2008 when the team I founded in 2005, Status Grand Prix, won the A1 Grand Prix of Mexico – a round of the World Cup of Motorsport – and I was able to join our driver on the top step of the podium. That was an unforgettable day and marked the start of our journey towards winning the World Cup title in 2009. It is great to be going back this year.”
As if the return to Mexico is not enough, F1 has also announced that in 2016 it will race in Baku, Azerbaijan, as part of a multi-year agreement struck between Ecclestone and the government.