If it were up to Bobby Epstein, the future would have been even more prominent in the USA F1 calendar. The promoter of the United States Grand Prix thinks it would be good for the game if a third race was organized in the United States.
Formula 1 recently announced that it will be competing in Miami for ten years from 2022, where the Grand Prix will take place for the first time next year. Plans for a race around the Hard Rock Stadium of the American football team Miami Dolphins were short-lived, but initially met with much criticism. Locals and the government initially disagreed with the F1 weekend in the city due to protests from environmental activists. Meanwhile, a new project has been approved and F1 has officially confirmed the arrival of the Miami Grand Prix.
More species in the United States?
After the news of a race in Miami was confirmed, stories about a possible third Grand Prix in the United States had already been spread, with Bobby Epstein saying it was a great move. “I think it’s good to have more races for the game in our time zone,” Epstein told us AutoWeek. The American employer’s circuit sees more opportunities in his country. “I think there are a lot of places where this could work. Las Vegas is on everyone’s list right now, and I think it’s good for the game if it’s a reality.”
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Grand Prix Miami in 2022
Epstein welcomes the fact that the second race in the United States will be on the F1 calendar with the Grand Prix in Miami next year, and is pleased that the two Grand Prix in the United States will not take place directly next to each other. “The fact that we’re not backing down is good for the game. If F1 came and drove here for two consecutive weekends, I do not think the impact would have been that big. , “Epstein said.
US contract round
The deal between F1 and Bobby Epstein’s circuit in the U.S. expires later this year. But the advertiser hopes to be on the round calendar in the coming years. He attended the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, probably to discuss a new deal. “If the amount is right, it is much easier to close a contract,” Epstein predicts. “We ‘ve been talking about this for a long time. We both want it to happen. That’s the best situation to start with.”