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COTA-baas: "Succesvolle Amerikaan kan voor meer races in de VS zorgen"

COTA boss: “Successful American can bring more races to America”

USA and Formula 1, that relationship has been better and better in recent years. The United States Grand Prix, won by Max Verstappen, was the most attended of all time on the Formula 1 weekend. Bobby Epstein, the circuit president of the United States, said that the American who won Formula 1 could be allowed to run three or four races in the country. Motorsport.com.

Formula 1 rights went from Bernie Ecclestone in 2017 to Liberty Media. The new US owner wanted to ensure that the Royal Glass Motorsport was launched primarily in the United States. With the help of social media, the streaming service and the documentary series Drive to Survive, it seems to have succeeded. Still, there is currently only one species on American soil. A successful American Formula 1 driver can make a difference.

‘Three or four species’

“I think a successful American driver can keep three or four Grand Prix alive,” Epstein said. With the group Haas There is currently an American team. “I’m definitely excited about the chances of another American team. But having an American driver doesn’t create an audience on the stand because we noticed it. [Gene] Hare and [Guenther] Steiner and their comrades have put down the best products. But really, an American champion would do better here.

Help from Liberty Media

The Haas team did not compete for victory, and if it was to become popular, a new American team would have to do it: “I do not think they will be satisfied with driving behind. At least I believe so. Epstein Formula 1 owner Liberty Media also expects help. He should invest in an American driving training program: “In the long run, it can be a risky investment. They need to determine if it is in the best interests of the shareholders. It will be a difficult story, “concludes Kota’s director.

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