Can home hero Perez provide Mexico's latest magic F1 moment?

Can home hero Perez provide Mexico's latest magic F1 moment?


In the long history of Mexican involvement in F1 there has yet to be a Mexican winner of the Mexican GP. Is that about to change, asks BEN EDWARDS?

Anniversaries create cause for celebration and have become a useful way for event organisers to ramp up interest. A few weeks ago I was commentating at the Goodwood Revival, a motorsport event based on racing that took place from 1948 to 1966. The organisers generated a huge buzz by marking the 75th year of the Ferrari brand, as well as the recognition of Graham Hill’s first world championship title (1962), which drew in a remarkable collection of assorted racing cars that he had driven. 

The Mexican Grand Prix is also about to make a big noise about its 60th anniversary, despite being an irregular feature on the calendar during that time. The first Formula 1 race held at the Magdalena Mixhuca Park in Mexico City took place in November 1962 and, while it was a non-championship GP on that occasion, the event was very significant. 


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