F1 has finally signed a second Grand Prix contract in the US, and will travel to Miami (photo) next year. Stefano Domenicali, CEO of F1, stresses the importance of the US market.
“The United States is a major market for us, and we are encouraged by the increasing presence in the United States, which will be fully supported by the exciting second race.” Dominically explains.
Chris Lynchsicky, president of the consultancy Phenicia Sport and Entertainment, believes Formula 1 can still do a better job, even if the country is off to a good start with Formula 1.
“Things are going well. If I were the CEO of Formula 1, I would have done everything I could to get an American driver.” He explained, stating that he would see IndyCar driver Colton Herta as a future F1 driver. “He has already proven he can win at IndyCar. He won at the Austin F1 circuit, lived in Europe at the right age.”
Mario Andretti, guest on The Kyle Beatty Show, joined Lynchski in Herta’s F1 selection: “When he was young his father sent him to Europe, he was in Formula 3, he knows most of the race tracks there, and he trained there.”
“He showed in his rookie season at IndyCar, winning some top-tier races by defeating two of the best drivers IndyCar has to offer. Throughout the race he stood up to Will Power and Scott Dixon.”
“He’s a kid I’d like to see a bit of his career in Europe, because he’s seen from the United States, again, Formula 1 is a bit like the Olympics.”
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