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After months of speculation Mexico City has been named as the host of the fifth round of this years Formula E championship.

The Mexico ePrix will take place on March the 12th 2016 and will be use part of the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez circuit.

It means the the Mexican ePrix will be the first non-street race that the championship hosts.

Formula CEO Alejandro Agag is excited to take the new championship to a city with heritage, “We are delighted to be taking Formula E to Mexico City.” Said Agag

“This is one of the world’s great cities, with a rich heritage and passion for motorsport. I’m confident the fans will create an amazing atmosphere and make the Mexico City ePrix one of the most memorable races of the season.”

Formula E will be the second of three major FIA championships to visit Mexico in the space of a year. Formula 1 returned to Mexico for the first time in 13 years earlier this month while it has also been included on the 2016 WEC schedule.

Mexican driver, Salvador Duran believes that the Mexican fans will embrace Formula E, “Formula E is a great championship that produces fantastic races among top-line drivers and I am sure the Mexican fans are going to love the races.”

“The sound of the cars will be totally new to them, but I know that once they see the quality of the action they are going to be hooked.”

Charlie Price