F1 sport’s managing director Sean Bratches says they are planning to add more Street races in Asia to the racing calendar soon.
So far only Singapore hosts a street race in Asia since 2008 and the races have proven to be popular with both fans and the teams.
According to Bratches, Formula 1 is looking at the possibilities of adding more street races in “iconic cities” to bring the fans closer to the sport and to increase the fan base. He did not specify which cities F1 is looking to add to the plan.
Speaking in Shanghai, Bratches told AFP, “I’m spending a lot of time reaching out proactively to cities … and think ultimately we will realise more street races than we have seen historically,”
“We will go to iconic cities where there are large fan bases, particularly new fan bases that we can activate.
“We are very focused on bringing additional GPs to the continent here. We’re in talks with a couple of cities to that end.”
He also confirmed that China will get another contract and will continue to host a grand prix.
“We’ve been working hard with Juss Event, the promoter, and we’ve got an agreement in principle. My suspicion is that it will be executed by the end of next month, fully executed,” he added.