‘Shouldn’t have done more races in the United States too soon’

Haas team boss Günther Steiner is pleased to see Formula 1 flourish in the United States, but cautions that the sport should not introduce new racing on American soil too soon. The main thing now is that the current races on the calendar are getting better and better, according to Steiner.

Since 2012, Formula 1 has returned to the United States to race in Austin, where the drivers ride on the Circuit of America. This year the race in Miami will be added and next year number three will follow in Las Vegas. Formula 1 quickly found its way to the United States and that’s justifiable, according to Haas F1 team boss Günther Steiner, who responded to the criticism Formula 1 has received for this expansion to America.

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“Austin is a lot of people too, but you mustn’t forget how big the United States is,” Steiner was quoted by as saying RACERS“I’ve lived here a long time, so I can see the difference. It’s like having a Grand Prix in England or in Spain – you can be successful in both places. It’s the same here.”

“We’re here on the East Coast now and COTA is in Texas,” Steiner continued. “Texas itself is a big state, they won’t get in the way of each other because it’s a big country that can have so many grands prix because it has over 300 million people. It’s like Europe. We don’t say there: ‘because we already have a race in England, we can’t go to Portugal’”, Steiner gives an example. “That is very far. This is what we need to get used to as Europeans.”

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So for now, there are three races in the United States, but Steiner warns that Formula 1 shouldn’t go too fast. They must first ensure that current events get better, he stressed. “With Vegas next year, we need to strengthen what we have. Don’t just try to do more and more. We also have to make it better and better,” said Steiner.

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