F1’s set to be moving one step closer to cracking America. With Austin already a staple on the calendar and Miami set to make its long-awaited debut this season, it looks as though a third race in the USA could be joining them as early as next year.
As part of their big American dream, owners Liberty Media have been looking at ways to increase the sport’s popularity across the pond. Netflix’s Drive To Survive and more TV coverage have seen a boom in American fans, and the bosses are set to capitalise on this.
According to the Sports Business Journal, talks are ongoing between F1 and the city’s officials to bring the sport to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
These talks are reportedly well underway, with F1 execs having visited the city several times in recent months to assess how suitable it would be to host a race there. It’s being suggested that the track could pass by the iconic dancing fountains as drivers battle their way down a mile of the strip.
F1 has yet to comment on this, but rumours suggest that they could add the race in 2023 or 2024, and its official announcement to the calendar could be made as soon as the first half of this season!
F1’s no stranger to Sin City. The Caesars Palace Grand Prix featured on the calendar back in 1981 and 1982, before being abandoned due to low popularity.
Guess we better get ready for Viva Las Vegas!
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