Sunday, 19 October 2014

Vegas being lined up for F1 circuit


Las Vegas could become the latest venue on the Formula One calendar as commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone would like a race to take place on the Vegas strip. Formula One attempted to have a second race in the US and was set to have a street race in New Jersey however that race fell through. 

Formula One heads to the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas in two weeks time. The venue which made it's debut on the F1 calendar has been a huge success and the sport has been looking to expand further into the American market.

Gene Haas' new Haas F1 Team will make their Formula One debut with Ferrari power units in 2016 and he would be delighted if there was to be a second Grand Prix in America. Speaking to the Independent, Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone said:

'Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure.' 

Formula One has held Grand Prix in Las Vegas before, when the sport raced around the car park of Caesars Palace in 1981 and 1982.

Mr Ecclestone has stated that the Formula One calendar cannot go above 20 race's so with the introduction of Baku in 2016 Formula One would have to lose at least one race.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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