Steiner confident of second race in the US

Date published: October 13 2018

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner believes that a second grand prix in the United States will happen sooner rather than later.

The Austrian believes that a second event would only help the Austin race which is currently on the calendar, bringing more fans in to both races.

F1 first visited the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) back in 2012, having previously not held a grand prix for five years.

There have been attempts to bring a second race in, with Miami supposedly joining the schedule in 2019, but the event has been postponed to 2020 at the earliest.

Before Haas’ home grand prix, their team principal Steiner said that having F1 in the States was hugely important.

“I think it’s very important for Formula One to have a race in the United States. For a long time, until COTA came on the scene, there wasn’t one,” Steiner said.

“I think the fan base is growing. It’s important for Formula One, but also for us because it’s our home grand prix. We’re all looking forward to it.”

Steiner also believes that a second race in the USA would be good for the sport, saying it would help COTA as well.

“It would be fantastic to have a second Formula One race in America,” the Austrian added.

“I think we will get there. It takes a little bit of time, but it will happen.

“I think it would accentuate it. There are enough fans, we could get attention for two races.

“I think it would add to the presence of Formula 1 in the United States and not take anything away from COTA.”