FIA happy with circuit reconstruction in Mexico
Jean Todt, the FIA president and Charlie Whiting, FIA Formula 1 Race Director, Safety Delegate, Permanent Starter and head of the F1 Technical Department, approved the reconstruction progress of the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico.
Whiting and Todt visited the circuit last weekend and were very satisfied about the characteristics of the track.
“In general, I am impressed by the progress of the work, the quality and professionalism with which it is holding. Progress is significant since last month. I feel calm and confident that the works will be completed on time,” said Whiting.
Todt inspected the work on track and, in particular, the progress of the new control tower and toured the main building where the 33 garages will be installed.
The engineer Christian Epp, of the German company Tilke which is responsible for the reconstruction, informed during the visit of the FIA officials that 75-90% of the work has already been finished and the track will be ready for the race on the 1st of November.
Mexico has hosted 16 Formula 1 Grands Prix in two stages, from 1962 to 1970 and from 1986 to 1992.