Merc's X-Class bakkie gets axed

Mercedes-Benz will soon cease production of its double-cab bakkie.

Where you shouldn't park your Porsche

This driver could not have been very thrilled about landing a pole position.

Liberty Media also eyeing New York and Las Vegas for F1 races

2018-05-08 11:23

Image: Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone (L) and F1 chairman and CEO Chase Carey.

United States - Miami is not the only United States city on Formula One owner Liberty Media's radar.

It has emerged that authorities are close to giving the green-light for a Miami street race for 2019.

In addition to Austin, it would be the second Grand Prix in the US.

'It's not the one'

World champion Lewis Hamilton said Miami is a "great party spot" full of "beautiful women", but he is not enthused about the proposed layout.

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

READ: Carey wants new F1 deal with Barcelona

There may be other American races on the cards anyway.

USA to feature in F1?

F1 chief executive Chase Carey told RTL: "We've made it clear from day one that our goal is to continue to develop the sport in the US.

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

Carey insisted, 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."

Read more on:    liberty media  |  lewis hamilton  |  chase carey  |  usa  |  miami  |  f1  |  motorsport

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.