F1 expanding in the US but won't neglect its roots - Carey


Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey says any expansion of the sport in the United States will not come to the detriment of its historical European roots.

Formula 1 could be set to add a second race in America to its calendar as soon as 2019 if the city of Miami gives the green light to the project.

But there will likely be additional venues Stateside for F1 in the future as Carey has often said.

"We've made it clear from day one that our goal is to continue to develop the sport in the US," said the sport's chief executive.

"We have talked about 'destination cities' like Miami, New York and Las Vegas," he added.

Carey insists however that adding more races in America doesn't mean F1 is walking away from its European heritage.

"I want to make it very clear that this is not at the expense of formula one in Europe," he said.

"Europe is the foundation of this sport, its homeland, and as far as I'm concerned that will always be the case."

Following the announcement last week that Miami's City Commission was were set to vote on giving the green light to the city's manager to negotiate a deal with The Formula One Group, Lewis Hamilton said he was thrilled with the prospect of racing in the sunny resort, which he labeled as "a great party spot full of beautiful women".

The reigning world champion was less enthusiastic however about the track's potential layout, located around Biscayne Boulevard.

"It's not the one. Let me design it," he wrote on social media.

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