Mexico returns to Formula One after 23 years

Reporters are silhouetted by a screen showing a F1 logo during a news conference to announce a Formula One race in Mexico City on July 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Reporters are silhouetted by a screen showing a F1 logo during a news conference to announce a Formula One race in Mexico City on July 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Mexico will return to the Formula One world championship in 2015 after being absent from the calendar since 1992, the sport's ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone confirmed.

"I'm happy to announce we've concluded an agreement to have a race in 2015," Ecclestone told www.formula1.com on Wednesday.

The race will be run at the 4.421km Mexico City circuit.

Mexico first hosted a race in 1963 and last staged a race in 1992, when it was won by Nigel Mansell in a Williams.