New Formula One CEO and Managing Director Stefano Domenicali has revealed that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is on the shortlist as the sport looks to expand their footprint in the United States. The United States Grand Prix currently takes place at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was on the Formula One calendar from 2000 – 2007 while the Indianapolis 500 formed part of the Formula One world championship from 1950 to 1960.
Speaking during an interview with Autoweek, Domenicali said that there is mutual interest from all parties involved.
Roger Penske who purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series at the end of 2019 has invested millions in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which maintains Grade 1 FIA standard which would allow them to host a Formula One race.
At the time of purchasing the Speedway, Mr. Penske said that he wants to have global racing series at the Speedway. One option is a 24 Hours race and other events.
The changes that have been made to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in recent months have seen LED screens installed around the Speedway including a one hundred foot LED screen over the Speedway.
Domenicali has also confirmed that a number of other venues are in the running to be added to the Formula One schedule.