Ecclestone now targets Los Angeles for F1 race

Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM) talks with the media. Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Preparations, Austin, Texas, 15 November 2012.Nov.16 (GMM) After Texas and New York, Bernie F1 chief executive Ecclestone’s has targeted Los Angeles as a possible venue for another race on American soil.

Ecclestone said this week that, because the United States 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 American 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 will probably only 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 that 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.

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  • fapper

    the heck is wrong with bernie? i think he’s going for a 30 round format for the next few years.

  • val maltese

    ..ohhh for cryin’ out loud Bernie…you just things on the spur of the moment and they mean nothing.

  • Forza Ferrari

    Would love to have the Long Beach track back in F1. That would be totally awesome.