Organisers of Formula 1’s Mexico City Grand Prix say they remain committed to their original race date, following the publication of the championship’s partially revised calendar.
Formula 1 revealed the opening eight races of its 2020 schedule on Tuesday, taking in trips to Austria, Hungary, Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy across July, August and early September.
It has yet to publish the remainder of its calendar owing to the uncertainty caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Formula 1 remains hopeful of scheduling between 15 and 18 races and expects to conclude the campaign in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in early-mid December.
On Tuesday Mexico City Grand Prix promoter Grupo CIE affirmed that it remains committed to holding its event on November 1.
The race takes place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in the eastern district of Mexico’s capital city.
“The highest priority of the organisers of the Mexico City GP is to ensure the well-being and health of all, which is why the strictest sanitation measures are being taken to guarantee the safest experience for all attendees at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez,” read a statement.
“For this, in conjunction with Formula 1, FIA and the Government of Mexico City, they will be closely monitoring the world situation.
“In the event that due to force majeure the event in Mexico City must be held without an audience or is cancelled, it will be communicated through official channels.”
The event, which returned to the Formula 1 schedule in 2015, last year extended its contract for a further three editions, through to 2022.