Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

F1 chasing "array of options" if Silverstone is axed

F1 chasing

Race fees are a key source of income for F1, and the sport's owners, Liberty Media, have discussed the possibility of expanding the calendar to 25 races to increase revenues.

Formula 1 cars won't race there for nearly 18 months, with the first Vietnamese Grand Prix being scheduled for April of 2020, but that doesn't mean we have to wait to see what an onboard lap of the track will look like. "I haven't had the chance to fight for a couple of grands prix now, so I hope we can have a clean battle and show what's possible", said the Spaniard.

"We're a 68-year-old entity and the nature of grand prix racing is that it is dynamic", Bratches said.

The British GP has been an ever-present on the F1 calendar since kicking off the first world championship in 1950.

"This is not only an important sport event, but also a significant social-cultural one, contributing to Vietnam's development", Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Wednesday when receiving F1 Group CEO Chase Carey, affirming that his government was willing to support the race's hosting.

"We'll continue to develop those options, and make sure we are able to make the best decisions both for fans and for racing and for us as a business, all those things matter, and we're actively engaged".

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"We are a public company and we have a lot of stakeholders and shareholders and we're trying to marry what's best for fans with running a successful business".

Bratches reiterated earlier statements from Liberty Media about wanting more street races which they feel allows them to bring F1 closer to the people.

He added: "We look at it in three ways".

Hanoi promoter, Vingroup, has signed a multi-year deal with F1 to host the race, which will be a street race through the heart of the capital city. Firstly, we want to preserve the heritage races, they are very important to Formula 1 and they are very important to fans.

The race will certainly be more action packed than the Monaco or Singapore Grand Prix's due to the presence of two long straights, with one measuring 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles). "I think that if you are not in Ferrari or Mercedes, winning the world title is a bit hard", he told Efe news here.

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