Formula 1 is increasingly expanding its presence in the United States. In 2023, it reached a total of three events scattered across the fifty states: the first, the only one in a “traditional” racetrack, in Texas at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, and the other two, on city circuits, in Miami, Florida, and the latest addition, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Not even a year after the Vegas Grand Prix, Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, is already thinking about the future and how to bring the championship to the “city that never sleeps.” Below, we provide you with all the details.
Formula 1, Target: New York
If Stefano Domenicali’s proposal is accepted, Formula 1 will race on another city circuit, and the route should pass near Central Park. To bring F1 to the Big Apple, however, there is a need to find a compromise between the city’s needs and the various requirements of F1 itself. In Las Vegas, in fact, in the months leading up to the major event, there were several protests and controversies raised by citizens about the inconveniences caused by the track construction.
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Central Park, as the name suggests, is located in a highly frequented area of the American metropolis, and closing those streets would be almost impossible. New York City Mayor Eric Adams responded to Stefano Domenicali by proposing Randall and Wards Islands as an alternative location, located north of the large park but still providing the same skyline view of the city.
As of now, all of this is just a rumor. We will see in the coming months whether the United States will succeed in having a fourth GP within the country or if this proposal will be temporarily set aside.