Cape Town - Formula One CEO Chase Carey has said there are four potential hosts on the
shortlist to become the home of a second race in the United States.
The Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas has hosted the United
States Grand Prix since 2012 but Liberty are keen to add a second venue
in America to the calendar.
New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas are all in contention, but
Carey is not interested in creating a bidding war and just wants to
find the best option available.
"Traditionally I think I've usually said four: New York, Miami, L.A. and Vegas," Carey said.
"They're illustrative. I don't think we want to be engaging these
discussions in public. We have interest from each of those; we have
interest from more than one in a number of them, but I think we're not
going to publicly play people against each other.
"We want to find the right platform with the right partners, the
right opportunity, the right place and the right type of event that will
capture peoples' imagination.
"I think the right way to go about that is to have these discussions.
We want them to be real partners, we're not just looking to do a deal.
"We really want to have a partnership where we're engaged.
"These events are a face to the sport, and I think it's important we
have an event that represents what makes this sport special. So we want
to be thoughtful about it and find the the right partners in the right
places and the right opportunity."