F1 considering options for second US race
18 August 2017 – New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas have all shown interest in hosting a second Grand Prix in the United States, according to Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey.
Adding another US race to the calendar has been one of Liberty Media's main goals since the media firm completed its takeover of the sport back in January.
Carey, installed by Liberty as F1's new CEO, says he has held talks with the aforementioned destinations, but is not willing to expand any further at this stage.
"Traditionally I think I've usually said four: New York, Miami, L.A. and Vegas," Carey told RACER, on the cities which have shown an interest in staging a race.
"I don't think we want to be engaging these discussions in public.
"We have interest from each of those; we have interest from more than one in a number of them, but I think we're not going to publicly play people against each other."
Carey added that he will not rush into a decision over a second venue.
"We want to find the right platform with the right partners, the right opportunity, the right place and the right type of event that will capture peoples' imagination," he said.
"I think the right way to go about that is to have these discussions.
"We want them to be real partners, we're not just looking to do a deal.
"I think it's important we have an event that represents what makes this sport special, so we want to be thoughtful about it and find the the right partners in the right places."
After a period off the calendar from 2008-2011, Formula 1 returned to the United States in 2012, at the purpose-built Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas.