F1 » Rossi: 2013 the true test for F1 in USA

Alexander Rossi say the 2013 United States Grand Prix will show if American fans are ready to embrace Formula One

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August 07, 2013 3:48 PM

Has he forgotten that there was a US Grand Prix last year and it was a great race and had massive crowds, I'd say that the American fans have already embraced F1 and if you include Canada as well that has always been a popular event.


August 07, 2013 4:08 PM

Did you actually read the article? What he's saying--and I agree with him--was that 2012 was a success but that it remains to be seen whether that was simply because it was a new venue, or whether an American audience with many entertainment dollar choices liked it enough to come back again. I will, in spite of the extortionate ticket and concession prices.

Mark _

August 07, 2013 6:05 PM

As much as I love F1 if I am going to spend that much money to attend a race I might as well go to Belgium or Italy. As a California resident, Texas is not going to get any of my money. If they were to add a race somewhere in California then I would be one of the first to purchase a ticket.


August 08, 2013 3:53 AM

Lets hope they get everyone excited in 2013, because when the "Vacuum Cleaner Cars" come out in 2014 the most amazing spectacle in F1 will disappear. By that I mean the sounds. Even the V8's still sound amazing if not nearly as good as the old V10's. The vacuum cleaner... not so much.
2013 is definitely the year to make an impression on the fans in Texas.


August 12, 2013 1:09 AM

Rossi has it right...we Americans who love F1 will watch it over the pond and cheer on other countries. However, when it comes to our soil we truly love cheering on Americans. There are a lot of F1 fans here...but venue and the possibility of an American winning helps promotes the sport greatly. There is some comparison to the Tour de France...in that while it is traditionally a European sport...in the past 10 years Americans (albeit the Lance Armstrong story weakened it some) have really embraced the sport and more and more Americans are joining the sport. I personally can't wait to see an American driver...love F1.

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