Classics: Why the Formula 1 does not seek a double event with Austin and Miami

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At a press conference in Imola, Domenicali said the Formula 1 is a date for the new race in Miami an appointment in the "second quarter". However, the race in Austin has been held for years in autumn, after the summer break of the racing series.

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Possible would be a single event in Miami or a combination with Montreal in Canada. All this is still open at the moment.

USA races should not compete with each other

stands only: Austin and Miami should not make a competition. "The dates are [far] apart," says Domenicali. "We want to give up there both races. That's crucial. Because we set the foundation for an incredible future for Formula 1."

for Domenicali is the second USA race from 2022 a "milestone we all have sought". In fact, Liberty Media's Formula 1 owners have been forcing a second US race since their entry into the race series, but repeatedly failed to implement, including in Miami. There, a race location was first favored directly on the coast, now a temporary course is created around a football stadium.

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According to Domenicali, all this is all that just an intermediate step to even more races in North America. At least he does not exclude that soon other US sites could be included in the calendar.

Soon more America in Formula 1?

"America", says Domenicali, "has gave us many opportunities and we encounter great interest there. Therefore, we consider it the right approach to make the second step that we can follow the one Grand Prix there a second "

"In the future, there could still be many [more] possibilities. You should never never say."

Because Domenicali also plans for 2022 with 23 races and, for the near future, at least in theory with a return to Africa and the premiere in Vietnam, which would have to be taken out of the calendar, probably existing Grands Prix from the calendar, probably in Europe. "That's a way," says Domenicali.

new events at the expense of Europe races

He continues to explain: "We have to be realistic. We can not spend 52 race weekends [per year] in Formula 1. The good thing is: There is a lot of interest. That puts us in the Location to keep unique events with the right value. "

"In the end, a mixture of strategic needs for Formula 1 is in some countries and from historical places where formula 1 should stay. And the beautiful is: we are really many options."

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