F1 set for more street races in Asia

Date published: August 24 2017

F1's managing director Sean Bratches has revealed that talks are ongoing with a "couple of cities" in Asia about hosting street races.

The Singapore Grand Prix has proven to be a popular race since its debut in 2008 and the Formula 1 owners are looking to expand the calendar with more street races in this particular part of the world.

"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," Bratches told AFP in Shanghai.

"We will go to iconic cities where there are large fan bases, particularly new fanbases 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."