The Nevada Governor has confirmed discussions with F1 for a potential Las Vegas GP, saying that he met with F1 leaders to discuss the idea.
The United States hosts the US GP at COTA. The announcement of a Miami GP has been done already. It will be held at a purpose-built circuit at the Hard Rock stadium in Miami
There have been rumours floating around the idea of a third race in the States, and now they have been addressed. The Nevada Governor confirmed discussions with F1 for a potential Las Vegas GP, and expressed his excitement for the idea.
“I’ve had the opportunity to meet recently with @F1 leaders and I’ve appreciated their time on this topic,” Governor Sisolak posted on Twitter.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the Silver State is quickly becoming the entertainment AND sports capital!”
I’ve had the opportunity to meet recently with @F1 leaders and I’ve appreciated their time on this topic.— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) October 19, 2021
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the Silver State is quickly becoming the entertainment AND sports capital! https://t.co/O2ipBeUE2M
The 2021 US GP concluded recently, and it was a stellar success on all fronts. It prompted many to think about the idea of having more races in the country, and among them was Ross Brawn.
“We are seeing a very strong engagement with American fans now,” Brawn wrote in his column for the official Formula 1 website.
“For years, F1 was a cult hobby in America, but we are now seeing a genuine increase in engagement. Fans know the drivers, they know the personalities, they know the nuances of F1.
“It’s very exciting and I think it demonstrates F1 can comfortably have two races in the USA – and maybe more – because of the passion of the fans we’ve experienced this weekend,” he concluded.
F1 has gone to Vegas before, back in the early 1980s. It was called the Caesars Palace GP, but it had to be taken off the calendar due to its minimal popularity with fans. If it is done right this time, it could be a mainstay on the F1 schedule for many years to come.