With next weekend in Miami, there are two races in the United States on the F1 calendar this season. Las Vegas will be added next year and Formula 1 looks set to finally be overtaken in the US, a big surprise for seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
In recent years, under the impetus of its new US owner Liberty Media, Formula 1 has finally been able to gain popularity in the United States. Liberty Media’s new policy contributed to this, but the F1 series ‘Drive to Survive’ success on Netflix should not be underestimated.
The result will be three races in the United States from next year and a game that will win the hearts of more fans in the United States. Louis Hamilton, who spends most of his leisure time in the United States, has also changed the attitude of the United States towards Formula 1.
“The first race I raced here was in Indianapolis in 2007,” Hamilton told ABC’s Good Morning America.
“But now that the Netflix series ‘Drive to Survive’ is growing, there are two races in the US and we will have another race in Vegas next year. It will be incredible.
“Everyone knows about NASCAR and there are huge sports fans out there.”
“But like I said, the Netflix show has made the game so popular, especially because of the epidemic, and now it’s really growing in the United States.”
According to Hamilton, it’s very exciting to see how Formula 1 connects more and more with fans as a sport and the race in Miami is a great opportunity to make the game even more popular.
“As you grow up there’s still a big difference in interest in the game between the United States and the rest of the world, it’s amazing to see how Formula 1 has succeeded in that,” Hamilton said.
“The love of the game is growing in the United States. There is incredible support from the fans here.
“Miami will be an incredible experience for the racing community, the fans who are there, the fans who go there and all of us who have never seen an F1 race. The United States has a lot of concessions. It’s incredibly exciting.
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