RaceFans roundup: F1 needs ‘real’ US racing talent

In the roundup: F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says it’s important that any American driver entering the series has the ability to earn their place on the grid.

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Quality American driver “very important” for F1: Domenicali

Asked during the press conference at the launch of the new F1 race in Las Vegas, Domenicali was asked about the importance of having an American driver. F1 will have three races in the country next year.

“It’s important, but it has to be real,” Domenicali said. “It’s important because, of course, people make a difference. They are the protagonist. Everyone connects with faces, it is something that is always a reference. But it has to be real.

“From a commercial point of view, from the point of view of the organizer and promoter, who wants to develop the business in the US, a woman or a man driver will be very important.”

Audi and Porsche entry into F1 ‘to be approved next week’

The Volkswagen Group, which owns the Audi and Porsche brands, is expected to confirm plans for both to enter Formula 1 at a meeting next week, Business Insider reports. Porsche is suggested to join Red Bull, while Audi is considering a bid to buy McLaren.

Harvey cleared to run in Long Beach after crash in Texas

Jack Harvey will compete in next weekend’s IndyCar race at Long Beach after he was medically cleared to race following his accident in Texas, RLL Racing announced.

Harvey was hit hard by the wall during final practice for the first oval race of the IndyCar season. Despite being released from the medical center after the accident, Harvey was not cleared to compete after being evaluated by the IndyCar medical team on race day.

However, RLL confirmed that Harvey has now been cleared to compete at the Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday 10 April.

“We would like to express our gratitude for the exceptional care that Dr. Billows, his staff, including Dr. Julia Vaizer and Dr. Terry Trammell, and the AMR IndyCar Safety Team have provided to Jack, both in Texas and over time. since then,” he said. the team.

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