Fans revved up for Mexico City’s return to F1 circuit

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Mexico City revs up for its return to the Fomula One circuit with the opening of a fan zone in Chapultepec Park.

Fans revved up for Mexico City’s return to F1 circuit

SHOWS: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (OCTOBER 30, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. MEXICO CITY MAYOR MIGUEL ANGEL MANCERA (CENTRE) CUTTING RIBBON TO FORMULA 1 FAN ZONE WITH OFFICIALS

2. BANNER AT FAN ZONE

3. FANS LINING UP TO ENTER FAN ZONE

4. WOMAN STANDING NEXT TO RACING CAR

5. FANS WALKING IN FAN ZONE

6. WOMAN AT FAN ZONE KISSING CAMERA

7. VARIOUS OF FANS PLAYING FORMULA 1 VIDEO GAME

8. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FORMULA 1 FAN, LUIS DELGADO, SAYING:

“It’s a family event for all those fans who could not go to Formula One or who went to the Formula One and have the need for more speed, we have a simulator and they can see what it feels like. Here there are real cars from Formula 1, there will also be autographs from drivers. Finally, it’s a great festival.”

9. PEOPLE ENTERING FAN ZONE

10. WOMEN POSING FOR MEDIA IN FRONT OF RACING CAR

11. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE RACING MINI CARS

12. PEOPLE POSING IN FRONT OF RACING CAR

13. VARIOUS OF RACING CARS ON DISPLAY

STORY: Formula One mania swept Mexico City on Friday (October 30) with the opening of a Fan Zone that celebrates the return of F1 racing to the metropolis after a 23-year absence.

The fan area is located in the capital’s Chapultepec Park and features historic cars from Formula One, a mini race course as well as a series of video games for the ultimate aficionado.

F1 fan Luis Delgado told Reuters the area will give those a chance who didn’t get a chance to go to the race to get involved in the fun.

“It’s a family event for all those fans who could not go to Formula One or who went to Formula One and have the need for more speed, we have a simulator and they can see what it feels like. Here there are real cars from Formula 1, there will also be autographs from drivers. Finally, it’s a great festival,” said Delgado.

Mexico’s F1 circuit, which had hosted grands prix from 1963-70 and 1986-92, has seen changes to the ultra-fast banked right-hander at the end of the lap, Peraltada, and resurfaced the track to reduce its notorious bumpiness.

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