Liberty 'making good headway' to add second US F1 race

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Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey remains confident that a second US race will come to fruition soon.

Plans for a street race near the American Airlines Arena in Miami had to be scrapped following local opposition forcing Liberty to look elsewhere with a new location at Hard Rock Stadium touted.

But in a conference call with investors, Carey admits the Floridian city isn't the only destination now being considered.

"We've been quite public about our goals to pursue the opportunity in the US. There are a lot more fans here than people believe there are, so I think we're excited about those opportunities," he commented.

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"We've talked about adding races in what we call 'destination cities' like Las Vegas or Miami. We've been engaged for the last year there, I think we've made good headway.

"We continue to, I have meetings next week with parties there, I had meetings a month ago there," he revealed. "We feel it's important, we feel we're making steps.

"We recognise that there are multiple elements in continuing to grow and build the sport, engage the fan base here. We're making good headway on it. Probably the first step would be adding that race in a city like Miami, or Las Vegas."

This comes as the potential of the F1 calendar expanding to 24 or 25 races seems to be a very real possibility in the next few years.

Already, teams have agreed to a 22-race schedule next year, becoming the longest in history, and Grand Prix's are still touted in South Africa or Morocco and also Saudi Arabia, although InsideRacing understands reports last week of a race there as soon as 2021 are wide of the mark.