Christian Horner wants New York Grand Prix

2023 will see three races in the United States, following the return of the Las Vegas Grand Prix in November.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes a New York Grand Prix “would be amazing” for Formula 1, with the Austrians having unveiled their 2023 car in the Big Apple last Friday.

The Milton Keynes-based outfit opted to reveal the RB19 to the world in New York to announce their new technical partnership with American manufacturer Ford, which will commence in 2026.

New York fashion week is also believed to have been a reason why both Red Bull and AlphaTauri have opted for a New York launch, according to team principal Franz Tost.

Formula 1 is certainly booming across the pond at the moment, with the sport’s American owners having done wonders for the series.

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Liberty Media have certainly increased the entertainment value of F1, with the likes of the United States Grand Prix and the Miami Grand Prix having put on more of a festival for the fans in attendance, something the European hosts have had no choice but to pay attention to.

Formula 1 is becoming so much more than just the racing, with several races nowadays having fans walk through the turnstiles from Thursday morning, before the action even starts.

The European hosts are certainly adapting to the ‘American-way’ of hosting an F1 weekend, with the sport just continuing to grow ever larger in the United States.

2023 is set to be a huge year for the sport in the United States, with three races set to take place across the country, thanks to the return of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

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Some have dubbed the Las Vegas GP as the night-version of Monaco, with the venue being the home of so much glitz and glamour, thanks to the famous strip.

Incredibly, the sport are actually hosting the event themselves, something that’s never been done before.

It was only announced this week as well that the venue has already been offered a new contract, with the Las Vegas GP set to feature on the calendar until at least 2032.

Given the popularity of F1 in America then, what is stopping a fourth race taking place in the country?

Horner is all for another race in the United States, with the “big cities” offering a spectacular backdrop, something that’ll just further increase the nation’s “interest in Formula 1”.

“It would be amazing,” he told, when asked about a potential race in New York.

“Racing in big cities in the U.S. is really exciting.

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“A race here in the Big Apple, for example, what a spectacle that would be.

“You can never say never [to a fourth U.S. race]. We’ve got other North American races as well, with Montréal, and there’s certainly demand for it, so why not? It’s great that there’s that much interest in Formula 1 in the U.S.

“We’re fortunate to race in great venues, whether it’s the street circuit of Miami, or the track in Austin… Vegas this year is going to be an absolutely insane event too.”