Ecclestone eyes LA for F1's next US race [video]

After Texas and New York, Bernie Ecclestone's next American target could be Los Angeles.

The F1 chief executive said this week that, because the US is about the same size as Europe and a huge market for the sport, there should be more American races on the calendar.

Formula one is this weekend finally ending a five-year hiatus by reviving the US grand prix at the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

New Jersey was set to join the schedule next year, but the street race amid the Manhattan skyline could now happen in 2014.

Asked by the Associated Press if LA could be next, Ecclestone said: "Maybe we can do something (there) in the future."

Tavo Hellmund, the original mastermind of this weekend's US grand prix, has admitted he is now pushing to revive the Mexican grand prix at the old Mexico City track.

"The Americas are probably big enough to have five or six grands prix," he told the Austin American Stateman newspaper.


Published Nov 16th, 2012 2:20pm
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Speed_lite Speed_lite
I'm an American and excited about the Austin race this weekend. I love F1 but agree with "Prince Ash" on lack of fan base. For some reason most American's would rather watch mediocre at best cars race in circles (NASCAR). F1 is truly awesome and I wish there were a larger fan base here for it. Time will tell and I hope the U.S. realizes watching the most advance race cars on the most advance tracks is much more exciting than watching lame cars go in circles.
Nov 16th, 2012 7:22pm
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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
Don't get me wrong, its quite interesting to see our sport go over seas to america. but how large is the fan base there for this sort of thing?
Nov 16th, 2012 4:34pm
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najdier najdier
F1 and LA were made for each other. The LA GP would have the same glamour value as Monaco.
Nov 16th, 2012 3:25pm
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
yeah, so which ones are you going to take out of the rest of the calendar? although a longer season would be even better.
Nov 16th, 2012 2:33pm
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