Carey: F1 shares World Cup’s global appeal | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Chase Carey sees F1 as a global sport like the soccer World Cup

What they say

I think we want a balance of races around the world. We’re a global sport, we really are unique. There are sports which are followed around the world, Premier League [soccer] has a following around the world but its competition is in the UK – we compete around the world with drivers and heroes from around the world.

We’re, in many ways, like the World Cup, a unique competition. And we do it nine months a year every year, not two to four weeks every four years. We want to have a balance of events around the world, make sure we continue to build on the foundation, which is Europe for us.

We don’t want to have growth being [that] we’re not recognising the importance of that foundation. So take advantage of being able to grow it in America and Asia, while continuing to build on the foundation in Europe.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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Links

More motor racing links of interest:

Horner hopes Verstappen’s luck is about to change (F1.com)

In any sport, you see sportsmen have periods where things don’t go quite as well as others. That’s been very public for him. Hopefully his luck is about to change.

Le Mans: Toyota deny plan to ensure Alonso wins (”BBC)

Our cars will race for victory with the target of achieving a Toyota one-two. Both cars start the race with an equal and fair chance of winning.

F1 arrives at Le Mans 2018 (Crash.net)

Montoya and Alonso aren’t the only drivers who can secure additional parts to a Triple Crown charge with Jenson Button also making his debut at the Circuit de la Sarthe with LMP1 privateer contenders SMP Racing.

Get to know the guy behind all your favourite spotter’s guides (Road and Track)

Andy Blackmore’s spotter guide artwork has become synonymous with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The man behind the art, however, and the process required to draw the 60 starters with 20 pieces of unique information included for each car, is more of a mystery.

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