Zak Brown would like to see an American driver in F1 but insists the sport is hugely popular in the US even without such a presence.
Counting on the popularity of the Drive to Survive series which allowed F1 to finally break through in the land of Uncle Sam, three Grands Prix will take place in 2023. Unheard of for 40 years!
All that is missing now is an American pilot as the titular pilot. After the defeat of Colton Herta, Logan Sargeant represents the best hope of having a driver from across the Atlantic on the starting grid next year.
But even if the Williams prospect were to see a starting seat pass him by, Brown insists the United States doesn’t need a driver to continue its F1 romance.
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« I think the arrival of an American driver in F1 would be great, it would further improve the visibility of the championship here » Brown recently told local press in Laguna Seca.
« But we don’t have any today either and that doesn’t stop Formula 1 from now being very popular in America. »
“So I would like that to happen, but I don’t think the tenure of an American driver is really necessary. Because F1 is already popular enough in the USA without a national driver. »