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Ecclestone teases Southern California race plans

Bernie Ecclestone says he wants 'three or four races' in the United States, teasing talks for an event in Southern California.
Bernie Ecclestone has teased that plans are afoot to expand Formula 1's race reach in the United States with a second event in Southern California.

The F1 superemo has long spoken of his desire to expand F1 in the United States, but whilst the nation returned to the schedule in 2012 at the Circuit of the Americas – the US' first purpose built venue for F1 -, plans for another have often stuttered.

Indeed, a race in New Jersey has been under consideration for some time and contracts have been signed, but as yet it has not materialised into anything more than a proposal and appears increasingly unlikely to ever occur.

Nonetheless, Ecclestone is pushing forth with his plans, suggesting he wants 'three or four races' across the country to firm F1's appeal. Pushed on being more specific, Ecclestone says Southern California has been a raised as a potential candidate.

"It's important,” he said. "I wish we had more races here. History wise, we left America before, we left Watkins Glen, it was a lovely event but they had a terrible memory and forgot to pay us. We had the same sort of problem at Long Beach. A few places have come up. Southern California."

It isn't clear whether such a race would need to involve another new venue being constructed, but a city street race is likely to be considered preferable. Beyond that, the existing Mazda Raceway in Monterey – better known as Laguna Seca – has been rumoured, though the Mazda-owned venue would require significant lengthening and updating to bring it up to F1


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Taz

October 27, 2015 9:16 AM
Last Edited 273 days ago

Don't listen to the insane old goat who also said "Hitler got things done", about Putin "He's a first-class person", on Caterham and Manor " We need to get rid of a few of those cripples.". Lets not forget he paid a court in Germany 100 million to make some bribery charges go away. Still haven't figured that one out. Our very own Seb Blatter.



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