Formula 1 boss Chase Carey has revealed that about four major cities of the United States have expressed their desires to be included in the calendar. So the near future could see a second, third or even fourth race in the country.
Europe till date rules seven races of the Formula 1 which in 2018 would swell to nine, with Germany and France too joining the list. North America in comparison has just three with Montreal, Texas and Mexico City, and only one of those is held in the United States of America.
Carey has a 5 year plan to expand its American audience, and is keen to see at least one more US race on the calendar in the near future and possibly another after that. Speaking to Racer, he revealed that four potential host cities have expressed an interest in holding an F1 race and says they will work to determine which will be the best option, not necessarily the most financially lucrative.
“Traditionally I think I’ve usually said four [races]: New York, Miami, L.A. and Vegas,” said Carey. “We have interest from each of those; we have interest from more than one in a number of them, but I think we’re not going to publicly play people against each other. I don’t think we want to be engaging these discussions in public. We want to find the right platform with the right partners, the right opportunity, the right place and the right type of event that will capture peoples’ imagination.”
“I think the right way to go about that is to have these discussions. We want them to be real partners, we’re not just looking to do a deal. We really want to have a partnership where we’re engaged. These events are a face to the sport, and I think it’s important we have an event that represents what makes this sport special. So we want to be thoughtful about it”, added Carey.