Formula 1-majority owner Liberty Media wants to fundamentally redesign the race series calendar. For this reason, the new head of marketing Sean Bratches has made contact with many potential leaders around the globe.
I have proactively approached 30 racetracks around the world,”he says in a conversation with”Sky Sport F1″and thus means not only the operators of permanent railways, but also governments, “Ross Brawn, head of sports, is becoming concrete when it comes to the expansion plans in North America.” New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Long Beach”, he lists the candidates. The project around the Big Apple is encouraging the British to revive their plans for a race in New Jersey. He boasts of driving across the Hudson River at night, but warns of premature euphoria: corresponding plans failed several years ago.
Brawn makes clear, That there will be no quick shots with Liberty: “Whatever we decide to do, it has to be of high quality.” The plans were at an early stage: “A night out in New York would be something special, but we talk too much about it.”
Furthermore, it seems to be planned, reorganize the calendar so that all races take place in one region after another and then the circus moves on to the next part of the world..” This is what we are working on,”formula 1-boss Chase Carey nods and talks about trying to summarise one to maximum time zones in order to avoid the”brutality of the back-to-back races”. For example, all the Grand Prix in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and North and South America would be grouped together in blocks. Currently, many journeys are isolated, which is also a cost factor.