Formula 1 has announced its next fan festival will take place in Chicago’s Solider Field on June 8, the same day as qualifying for Canadian Grand Prix.

F1 officials have confirmed the event will be free to attend as it aims to build on the success from the previous festival hosted in Shanghai to celebrate the sport’s 1000th race.

A number of F1 drivers will make appearances in Chicago during the festival along with live driving exhibitions on Museum Campus Drive.

The Canadian Grand Prix qualifying will be broadcast live during the festival before a closing musical performance from Judah & the Lion.

“Following the huge success of the Shanghai festival, we are excited to be heading to Chicago - a city known to hold the most enthusiastic of sports fans,” Sean Bratches, managing director of commercial operations for F1, said.

“We are looking forward to taking F1 to the US and immersing fans in the race day atmosphere and showing the Windy City all that F1 has to offer.”

 

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