The Verizon IndyCar Series are in advanced talks with the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit about a deal to bring the series to Mexico City in 2018.
President of Hulman and Company. the parent company to the Verizon IndyCar Series, Mark Miles has confirmed that talks are ongoing about bringing the sport to Mexico City in either August or October 2018.
Miles has said that he wants the Verizon IndyCar Series to spread internationally however the event in Mexico City would be classed as a domestic race. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit currently hosts Formula One however there is nothing stopping them from hosting the Verizon IndyCar Series as well.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez is currently exploring his options in relation to a full-time drive in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 and if the series is going to have a race there next season it would be fantastic for them to also have a Mexican driver on the grid.
Gutierrez is backed by Mexican Telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim who is also involved in the circuit Hermanos Rodriguez.
Miles has confirmed that a deal could be in place by the end of August with the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule set to be finalized and released in September.