Formula One could be on the brink of a huge increase of American interest in the sport. The sport has had somewhat of on again off again love/late relationship with the United States however since the introduction of the Circuit of the Americas as the host of the United States Grand Prix in Austin Texas, the US has embraced Formula One.
In 2016, the sport will receive an even bigger boost Stateside when the first all-American Formula One outfit, the Haas F1 Team make their debut.
Further to the Haas F1 Team entering Formula One, American businessman Stephen Ross, owner of the NFL Franchise the Miami Dolphins is one of three parties in talks with current Formula One owners CVC Capital Partners with Bernie Ecclestone confirming that he expects the sport to be sold by the end of the year.
So what could a successful bid from Stephen Ross mean for the US? The 75 year old is a majority shareholder in one of the biggest NFL franchises and as a result would be in a perfect position to build Formula One in the US.
So what could we see? Formula One could end up having a Grand Prix on the streets of Miami with Miami Beach as the backdrop.
Having American owners could also result in adding a greater commercial value to the sport as it could open the door for American company’s to get involved in the sport and that is also the aim of the Haas F1 Team.
Any deal could also Formula One head to Qatar as Ross’ bid for Formula One is in partnership with Qatar who are keen to secure a Grand Prix.