F1 » Report: FOM considering American support series


Media reports suggest that there may soon be a new American 'feeder series' set up to support F1 Grand Prix events in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

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DJ - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 1:23 PM

Haven't we already got more than enough drivers chasing the few seat available in F1, I also don't think many US drivers will be willing to pay for there drives.

KGBVD - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 3:39 PM

Paying for a ride is one thing, but the other is having a showcase to display your talent. American drivers need American sponsors, but American sponsors won't pay for pilots to drive around Europe. A North American feeder series will draw both American talent and sponsors.

Not all GP2 champions are pay-drivers. Who's to say that a team wouldn't give a driver to a deserving North American GP2 champions?

DJ - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 6:45 PM

I'm not saying its a bad thing to have a American feeder series, but we need at least the 12 teams we have now and all on a par rather than 3 or 4 top teams, 4 or 5 midfield teams and 3 back markers who seem to take has beens and pay drives.

cknopp - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 9:53 PM

@dj

When has f1 EVER had that many top teams? Would you rather a full spec series?

And why would it be bad for RB technologies to provide a similar spec, championship winning chassis with a rebranded Renault GP2 engine be a bad idea? The synergies are huge with that concept!


sodesu - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 10:56 PM

I think it'd need to be on GP2 level in that case, surely it has to be faster than Indycar on street circuits at least or it would be fairly pointless.

FreeJack - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 12:28 AM

I would love to see a GP2 style series here in the US. It may be a bit of a tough nut to crack the "trailer park" culture of NASCAR here, where fans show up to watch cars wreck while racing in an oval at high speeds...but I'd love to see it happen.

Dylan - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 2:27 AM

Asia is very unstable war may break anytime with so many regional powers in Asia and Middle east. Europe well it's broke that's why Bernie is taking all the races away from the old continent. FOM might be doing the right thing capitalizing in the Americas as a whole no wonder they named the US track after the whole new continent. Races in Canada USA Brazil Mexico Argentina and other few countries would be enough to make this new GP2 a reliable source of talent and money for a few decades. There's a huge lot of money in South America now days but sponsors want to display their products in their regions same goes for NA. I'm sure FOM knows what they are doing.

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