Max Ferstappen is a supporter of Formula One expansion in the United States and is looking forward to the “pretty crazy” event at the Miami Grand Prix.
The inaugural race in Miami takes place at the Miami International Speedway around Hard Rock Stadium this weekend, marking the second American race on the calendar. With Las Vegas also set to join by 2023, Formula One’s drive for sport in the States is evolving rapidly, and the reigning world champion is enjoying this approach.
“I think this weekend is going to be pretty crazy!” Said Ferstappen. “I’m looking forward to racing in Miami – I was riding the track on a simulator and we were training and preparing as much as we could without visiting the track in real life.
“I love racing in Austin, so it’s fun that this year we can go to another state and race. It’s nice to see that Formula 1 is getting much bigger in the US – Formula 1 and teams are working hard to promote this sport in the US, and we have more and more races here, so step by step we are making it more popular.
“I also think it makes it easier for cars to go and overtake each other now, and more and more teams are fighting for victory – I think that’s the most important thing for the fans. Hopefully this will be an exciting weekend. Miami is a really beautiful city, and I think it’s a really interesting place to host the Grand Prix. I think that not only drivers but also fans are delighted. ”
Ferstappen’s Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Perez has always enjoyed a lot of support in Austin, so close to his native Mexico, and is looking forward to a similar one in Florida as he feels he is able to fight for victory given his strong start to the year.
“It’s great that the calendar is expanding more and more in America, which for me is much closer to home, and one day I can live there!” Perez said. “This is a great market for Formula 1 and I am sure there will be a lot of Latinos and Mexicans in the race, so hopefully I will get a lot of support and it will be a very important race for the team both on and off. track. These tense races are hard to manage, but the team is doing an incredible job to make sure Max and I can focus on driving.
“Now I fight every week for poles and podiums, which is a great motivation to keep pushing and focusing. I just want another week after week and I’m looking forward to what we can do in Miami. ”