F1 had plan to build unprecedented track: ‘I’m trying’

F1 had an formidable plan to incorporate a avenue circuit in New York on the F1 calendar, one thing Bernie Ecclestone admitted he was “making an attempt” to do.

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F1 boss Stefano Domenicali confirmed this week that the sports activities’ calendar could possibly be expanded to as many 30 races a season. The game’s rising recognition has led to a perception inside F1 that extra races could possibly be held in several components of the world. Las Vegas has been extensively tipped as a possible future host metropolis and the F1 CEO has confirmed {that a} go to to Nevada may properly be on the playing cards. He advised Sky Sports activities this week: “I believe there’s potential to go to 24. I might say there’s potential to go to 30! When it comes to the curiosity we see all all over the world.

“It’s as much as us to attempt to discover the best stability contemplating what are the venues which wish to be in F1, what are the historic values we have to see on the calendar.

“We should be balanced, we have to see what are the opposite alternatives. And really quickly we’re going to inform everybody what’s our technique to develop that market.

“Not solely Las Vegas, there are different cities which can be inquisitive about System 1. On prime of America, on prime of China, I believe there’s a potential additionally to be in Africa quickly. There’s a variety of curiosity there.

“For certain that’s one other space that up to now is lacking within the geography of our calendar.”

This is not the primary time F1 has deliberate an formidable new calendar.

In 2010, then chief government of F1 Bernie Ecclestone admitted he needed to carry a race simply quarter-hour from the centre of NY city.

F1 had plan to build unprecedented track: 'I'm trying'

F1 information: F1 needed to race close to New York (Picture: getty)

F1 had plan to build unprecedented track: 'I'm trying'

F1 information: Domenicali hinted at a 30 race season (Picture: getty)

He stated on the time that the probably venue for the race could be on the opposite aspect of the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Ecclestone stated: “I am making an attempt for 2012, reverse Manhattan in New Jersey with skyscrapers within the background.

“Fifteen minutes from the centre of New York to the circuit. [It would be] a surprise.”

In August 2011, The Wall Road Journal reported on a proposal for a avenue circuit in Weehawken and West New York, New Jersey, placing ahead 2013 as a possible begin date.

Two months later, in October, The Wall Road Journal additional reported that the race could be going forward in June 2013.

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F1 had plan to build unprecedented track: 'I'm trying'

F1 information: Ecclestone deliberate for a New York race (Picture: getty)

Later that month, a revised proposal was put ahead, tracing a avenue circuit that ran by means of Port Imperial, climbing the Hudson Palisades to Boulevard East earlier than descending the Palisades to rejoin Port Imperial Boulevard.

In October 2011, it was formally confirmed that New Jersey would host the Grand Prix of America from 2013 onwards.

In 2012, the way forward for the brand new circuit was forged into doubt when Ecclestone introduced that the contract for the race had been declared invalid.

The race needed to be cancelled in 2014 resulting from funding points.

After funders dropped out, Ecclestone stated that he was not prepared to place the race on an F1 calendar till 2016, and this was the final point out of a race in New York.

The US has been host to quite a few grand prixes over time, with some tracks proving extra profitable than others.


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F1 had plan to build unprecedented track: 'I'm trying'

F1 information: The NY city skyline (Picture: getty)

F1 had plan to build unprecedented track: 'I'm trying'

F1 information: The Circuit of the Americas in Austin (Picture: getty)

In recent times, F1 has travelled to Austin on the Circuit Of The Americas.

A 30 race season may present all kinds of tracks, and Lewis Hamilton has already acknowledged which circuit he wish to see added.

In October final 12 months, he backed Kyalami – the South African observe – to return to F1.

He stated: “The place that I actually really feel is expensive to my coronary heart and most vital for me is to get a race again in South Africa.

“I believe there’s a nice following on the market and I believe it could be nice to have the ability to spotlight simply how lovely the motherland is.”


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