Formula 1 isn't short of countries wanting to host a race. In recent times, Russia, Korea, China, Bahrain and, from next season, Azerbaijan, have paid big money to have that honour. And with limited space on the calendar, F1's heartland races have faced a battle to keep their place.
So it's heartening that Formula 1's latest addition is a return to an old favourite. This weekend Mexico, 15 times a host before, welcomes F1 back for the first time in 23 years.
Mexico's love affair with motorsport exploded with the Rodriguez brothers © LAT
"Twenty-three years is far too long a wait for a country which has a lot of passion for motor racing and culture of the automobile," says Mexican former McLaren stalwart Jo Ramirez. "But it's back and for millions of Mexicans, it's a dream come true."