Lewis Hamilton tells F1 bosses the next ‘good mission’ they should try and complete

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LEWIS HAMILTON and different F1 drivers obtained overwhelming assist in America final weekend.

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F1’s recognition has skyrocketed globally in recent times, however in no nation extra so than the USA. And after the success of the Miami Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton believes it might be a ‘good mission’ for the organisation to seek out its subsequent American driver.

Seven years have handed since Alexander Rossi was the final American to line up on the grid for Manor Marussia F1 Staff. He has since pushed within the IndyCar Collection, one of many motorsports extra well-liked than F1 within the US over time.

Nevertheless, 85,000 followers took to Miami Gardens final weekend in a shocking indicator of how well-liked F1 has develop into within the States, partly due to Netflix’s widely-acclaimed ‘Drive to Survive’ sequence. And aligned with the dramatic rise of the US F1 fanbase, Hamilton has instructed it is time for extra American inclusion within the sport.

He mentioned: “I feel this new step that is been taken, into bringing consciousness, the Netflix present, has actually simply introduced in that tremendous fan base, a sport fan base that we now have that there’s right here within the US. And perhaps now’s the time to begin specializing in how we are able to embrace extra individuals right here as a result of it is such a various nation.

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Lewis Hamilton tells F1 bosses the next 'good mission' they should try and complete

Lewis Hamilton desires an American driver in F1. (Picture: GETTY)

“I am certain there are some superb drivers right here someplace as they’ve so many nice sporting abilities. So it might be an excellent mission for us to seek out the following one.” Regardless of his want to seek for the following American F1 driver, Hamilton has admitted he is not shocked by the nation’s current absence from the grid due to the present sporting tradition in the USA.

“It would not actually shock me,” Hamilton defined. “I feel it is maybe extra a cultural factor. You already know, right here within the States, it is the NFL, NBA. It is NASCAR, IndyCar. In my 16 years of coming over right here, it has been such a gradual construct, attempting to carry consciousness of the game. Sadly, the People should get up at odd occasions with the intention to watch a Grand Prix.”

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Lewis Hamilton tells F1 bosses the next 'good mission' they should try and complete

Las Vegas’ 2023 inclusion would add a 3rd US race to the calendar. (Picture: EXPRESS)

American staff Haas can be probably the most logical pathway for drivers from the nation to interrupt into F1. Nevertheless, staff principal Gunther Steiner has pinpointed two potential points with doing so. He advised Crash.Web: “There are two difficulties with this. First is, if as a staff you do not give an American driver what he thinks he deserves or expects, it is not good for us, and why would we do it then?

“And secondly, if the driving force is not adequate, it is not good for the American market as effectively. It must be a minimum of a hit story. I feel there was a time when American drivers did not put loads of effort to get into F1 as a result of it’s totally troublesome.”


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