Fernando Alonso Weighs in the Prospect of Having a Third F1 Race in America

Published 10/21/2021, 6:33 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno


With the Miami Grand Prix being confirmed for next year’s F1 calendar, there have been talks about having another race in the States. The place in question is having a race in Las Vegas or Indianapolis, and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso doesn’t mind having a third race in America.

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However, before the third race in the United States gets confirmed, Alonso is hoping to have a great Miami Grand Prix when the F1 paddock moves there next year.

Fernando Alonso is on board with a third race in the US

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There have been talks of having a third Grand Prix in America, two places in particular: Las Vegas or Indianapolis. And Alonso is excited about the prospect but is hoping to have a great race in Miami, before a third race in the States is added to the F1 calendar.

Speaking to Motorsport, Alonso said, “I guess so, I don’t see a problem with it. America is probably F1’s biggest target right now with Liberty in charge of the sport.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 23, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso ahead of the Russian GP REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

“There are rumors that it could happen in different places, Las Vegas, Indianapolis or whatever, so we’ll see.

“But first let’s do a good grand prix in Miami next year. I’m very, very excited to come here, it’s going to be one of the best races of the year 2022. It’s a new event, a new city, I think a lot of people in the F1 community will discover Miami for the first time,” Alonso explained. (Translated via Google Translate)

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The Spaniard is preparing for the race in Austin

Last race weekend in Istanbul for the Turkish Grand Prix, Alonso crossed the line in a disappointing 16th place finish. Now, with the upcoming United States Grand Prix, the two-time world champion hopes to redeem himself and grab some much-needed points for his Enstone-based team.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

With a few days to go for lights out in Austin, Alonso would hope to secure a better finish than the one he achieved in Turkey. What are your predictions for Fernando at the upcoming United States Grand Prix? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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