Christian Horner has supported the proposal of a fourth Formula 1 race in the United States and the Red Bull Team Principal has earmarked the streets of New York as a viable option.
F1 returned to the United States for the first time in seven years in 2012 with the construction of a purpose-made circuit in Austin. The success of the event prompted Miami to be introduced to the calendar last year and a third race in the Americas is pencilled in to take place in Las Vegas for the penultimate round of 2023.
The popularity of the sport Stateside in recent years led to Red Bull launching its 2023 season event in New York last week, where they also officially announced their powertrains division would be teaming up with American automotive giant Ford to work on the 2026 power unit regulations.
Now Horner has refused to rule out the possibility of a fourth race in the Stars and Stripes country and has muted New York as a potentially enticing proposition for the future.
“It would be amazing. Racing in big cities in the U.S. is really exciting,” Horner told the DailyMail.
“A race here in the Big Apple, for example, what a spectacle that would be.
“You can never say never. We’ve got other North American races as well, with Montreal, and there’s certainly demand for it, so why not? It’s great that there’s that much interest in Formula 1 in the U.S.
“We’re fortunate to race in great venues, whether it’s the street circuit of Miami, or the track in Austin… Vegas this year is going to be an absolutely insane event too.”
Red Bull’s sister outfit, AlphaTauri, will follow suit by picking New York as the venue to reveal its livery to the world on February 11.
The exponential growth in the States has partly derived from the success of the highly acclaimed Netflix Drive To Survive series.
That popularity boom and the forthcoming introduction of more sustainable regulations coming in 2026 have also delivered the possibility of a second American entry in the form of Andretti Autosport.