New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas have all shown interest in hosting a second Grand Prix in the United States, as recently confirmed by American executive Chase Carey, who is the chief executive officer and executive chairman of the Formula One Group.
The idea of adding another United States Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar has been one of Liberty Media’s main goals since the media firm completed its takeover of the sport back in January. Chase Carey, installed by Liberty as F1’s new CEO, says he has held talks with the aforementioned destinations, but for the moment he is not willing to expand any further on the possibility of a new US race: “Traditionally I think I have usually said four: New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Vegas. I don’t think we want to be engaging these discussions in public. 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.” – the American executive explained, as reported by RACER, when Formula One’s new CEO was asked to comment on the cities which have shown an interest in staging a race.
Chase Carey then added that he will not rush into a decision over a second venue: “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. I think it is important we have an event that represents what makes this sport special, so we want to be thoughtful about it and find the the right partners in the right places.” – F1’s chief executive officer concluded.
After a period off the calendar from 2008-2011, Formula 1 returned to the United States in 2012, at the purpose-built Circuit of the Americas, near Austin, Texas, yet but Liberty Media are now keen to add a second venue in America to the calendar.