New F1 chairman looking to expand calendar to 'great cities'
New Formula 1 chairman Chase Carey is looking to expand the series’ calendar to “the great cities in the world”, including locations such as New York and Los Angeles.
Carey has been appointed by F1’s new owners, Liberty Media, and made his debut in the F1 paddock at the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend.
Liberty Media listed evolving the F1 calendar as one of its main aims after the announcement of the takeover and Carey is keen to expand the schedule in the US market.
“It is too early to have a clear plan, but we clearly will have a plan to develop America, to be in the right market,” he told the official F1 website.
“Formula 1 is a great premium brand and that means to me that you want to be at a location like Los Angeles, New York or Miami – ideally in the great cities in the world.”
When asked what the three biggest assets of F1 are, he replied: “The amazing cars and technology; the stars - the world is built on heroes; the global aspect of the sport with these amazing venues.
“I have not been to all the venues so far, but Singapore certainly is amazing. The race is great - that’s the core - but it is really a week-long extravaganza with music and entertainment.
“That’s really what it is about - great events. This is it: creating a great event. So there you have the three: the cars and technology; the stars; and the events - the live experience.”