F1 looking to add a street race in China

Michelle Foster

Shanghai International Circuit reopens.

Formula 1 could have two races in China in the coming years with Liberty Media talking with six cities about the possibility of a street race.

At present Formula 1 has one Chinese Grand Prix, which is held in Shanghai at the Shanghai International Circuit.

The race, which has been on the calendar since 2004, has proven popular with the fans, who have embraced the sport and the drivers.

As such Liberty Media are keen for the country to host a second grand prix.

F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches told AFP: “In terms of interest, we would be highly interested in a street race.

“It would be a nice juxtaposition to the purpose-built, extraordinary facility that we have here.

“Our intent is to bring our show to the people.”

He added: “There’s meetings set up in each with government officials to talk about identifying a second city to host a grand prix.

“We think there’s an opportunity to grow from that perspective.”

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