New Formula 1 tracks must encourage great racing - Chase Carey
Formula 1 chief Chase Carey has said any new addition to the Formula 1 calendar must encourage overtaking and great racing and that this will be a key point in any new venue securing its place on the roster.
Speaking during the FIA's annual Sport Conference, this year held in Manila, Carey said Liberty Media was aware that some current circuits needed some modifications to encourage exciting races and going forward this would be a part of negotiations in securing a place on the calendar.
"First, we want to make sure it’s great for a race," he said Monday. "We’ll build all the things all around it [but] it starts with having a track that can provide a great race.
"Today, realistically, there are tracks that probably we need to work on that are not conducive to providing the most exciting, best racing [but] there are some that are fabulous. To start with we want a track that is going to deliver a fabulous, exciting race."
Carey also continued to promote his idea for what he calls 'destination cities', with the first of these set to be Miami which recently voted in favour of holding a street race in 2019, although the plans aren't yet set in stone.
"We want a site that is going to capture the world’s imagination. We’re in the great cities around the world – we want to use the phrase 'destination cities'.
"We [want to be] in places where you want people, when they look at it on the TV, they are excited about it and think it looks spectacular. Really capture people’s imagination, and if they go to it it’s even more special. So we want those magical cities, magical countries that really intrigue and fascinate the world."