How America has taken Formula One to the NEXT level: Netflix’s Drive to Survive paved way for a new era where F1 can seriously challenge Nascar for motorsport supremacy… Miami and Vegas are new on the calendar – now Liberty just need a US driver!

‘F1 is for the die-hards who love to read the latest engineering mag and find out what each team is doing different each year,’ ex-Formula 1 driver Scott Speed told Wired in 2015. As one of the few American men to ever grace a Formula One grid, it was hardly a ringing endorsement. ‘Among fans between the ages of 18 and 34, 42% said they came on board in the past year. No country now has as many races in the calendar as the US does. The second race of the season, in Italy, followed and that attracted 905,000 average viewers, one again as per ESPN data. Andretti Snr is the most successful American driver to ever race in F1, winning the 1978 world championship. More than 400,000 fans descended on Austin last year and more are expected this season.

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