Sergio Perez admits 2020 Mexico Grand Prix is "in doubt"

22-05-2019 13:54
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Sergio Perez admits 2020 Mexico Grand Prix is in doubt

Sergio Perez has admitted that a Mexican Grand Prix in 2020 is unlikely as the circuit is still yet to confirm their place on the grid. Earlier this year the Mexican government stopped funding the event, leaving its future in doubt as other circuits are confirmed for 2020. Mexican driver Sergio Perez believes that it is unlikely the race will return to the calendar for 2020. 

"Mexico is in doubt, I hope it doesn't happen and Mexico remains on the calendar," Perez said to GPToday. "It's a great race for Formula 1, for the fans and for the country.

"I really hope that it stays. As a country, what we are able to achieve on that weekend in very special. I would love to have Mexico on the calendar for a couple more years.

"They're still negotiating but it's not looking very likely at the moment."

As an influential character in Mexico Perez has tried all he can do to keep the race but said that the decision is out of his control. 

"I have zero [influence] basically because at the end of the day it's a political decision that I'm not involved in. 

"Everyone in Mexico is really enthusiastic about Formula 1 when it goes there, the whole city stops. It's the best weekend of the whole year.

"Everyone wants to keep it but in the end, it will be a political decision that I can't influence."

New circuits are being singed meaning that the future of the Mexican Grand Prix is in doubt. 

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