If F1 holds a 2nd U.S. race in ’21, ‘we absolutely want to be there for them,’ Circuit of The Americas chairman/CEO says

If F1 holds a 2nd U.S. race in ’21, ‘we absolutely want to be there for them,’ Circuit of The Americas chairman/CEO says

As Formula One continues to adjust its 2021 schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic, Circuit of The Americas chairman and CEO Bobby Epstein says the venue “absolutely” would be on board for a second race at the track, possibly ahead of the United States Grand Prix from Oct. 22-24.

A potential second U.S.-based grand prix is a byproduct of a void on the F1 calendar, created when the Oct. 3 Singapore Grand Prix was canceled due to pandemic-related safety concerns. With the Oct. 10 Japanese Grand Prix also in question, additional F1 schedule changes could be on the horizon. A conceivable scenario would see the Japanese Grand Prix move up a weekend to Oct. 3, thereby giving teams the week to travel to COTA for an Oct. 15-17 race weekend. The date of the originally scheduled United States Grand Prix would remain unchanged. F1 favors a track hosting consecutive races to ease the travel burden on its teams.

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