Epstein Interested In Bringing IndyCar To COTA
The 2017 Formula One championship could be settled at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas later today however circuit boss Bobby Epstein has another motorsport in mind.
The Circuit of the Americas are looking into the possibility of hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race at the circuit.
COTA already hosts Formula One, Motor GP and the World Endurance Championship but is hoping to add the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Former Formula One driver and Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya is at the Circuit of the Americas for this weekend’s race as too is Andretti Autosport owner Michael Andretti who is a good friend of McLaren Technology Group Executive Director Zak Brown with whom he brought the McLaren name back to IndyCar when Fernando Alonso raced in a McLaren Andretti Honda in May.
Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden is also attending the Formula One race today.
Epstein said that a number of stars need align in order for a Verizon IndyCar Series race to happen at COTA. The American said he hopes for a race to happen sometime in the Spring and they don’t want a clash with Formula One.