“I got Chicago to agree five years ago but they weren’t going to pay enough money. The windy city. I thought I could get more somewhere else,” he told Forbes over lunch in London. He added “I could do a deal this afternoon for a race in California.”
Ecclestone, who had been in F1’s control for 40 years, was replaced by Liberty Media lieutenant – Chase Carey. He has since stated his aim of hosting another US race in a “destination city” such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami or Las Vegas. However, his plan has yet to get off the grid as Liberty has failed to sign a new Grand Prix since it took the wheel of F1 in January 2017.
F1’s only race in the United States takes place in Austin, Texas but talk of a second event has accelerated over the past year since the series was acquired for $4.6 billion by the American mass media company Liberty Media… more to follow