Supercars concentrating on North American F1 races from 2024

The V8-powered sequence is trying to develop its relationship with F1 past the important thing assist slot on the Australian Grand Prix, with three F1 races on the playing cards.

Singapore is taken into account a possible goal given its proximity to Australia, whereas plans for a North American berth are additionally being mentioned.

That abroad growth won’t occur subsequent yr, with a 12- or 13-round calendar centered on Australia and New Zealand.

Nevertheless F1 races might be added to the schedule as early as 2024.

Supercars chairman Barclay Nettlefold instructed Autosport: “For the previous few months the main target has been on rolling out the Gen3 vehicles and finishing our essential occasions on the finish of the yr.”

“However we’re definitely having a class assist for F1 at some future occasions.

“The objective will probably be one which fits and suits in with the occasion calendar that works for each events.”

Brock Feeney, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden

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It isn’t clear whether or not abroad growth will improve this system, or will come on the expense of native occasions.

Each choices are on the desk, in keeping with Nettlefold.

“I consider it is going to,” he mentioned when requested if this system would go up. “And it might be that occasions might result in a little bit of weeding.

“We’ll see what’s proper for the game. I feel the followers will like it, the drivers will like it, and the sponsors will profit from it. We’re world class.”

With the Gen3 period beginning subsequent yr, there will probably be a extra international expertise for supercars, with Ford driving its model new Mustang, and Normal Motors changing the Holden Commodore with a Chevrolet Camaro.

Nettlefold mentioned international relevance is the important thing to a placing and expanded cope with F1, whereas having two American manufacturers makes including a transparent goal to North American.

“Completely, 200%. We have got international relevance now,” he mentioned. “We’re the one touring automotive to essentially give attention to that.

“I might like to see us have class assist in America. How highly effective it is going to be for Ford and Normal Motors.”

There will probably be 4 North American occasions on the F1 schedule till subsequent season – Miami, Montreal, COTA and Las Vegas.

The supercars raced within the US previous to the sequence holding a standalone occasion at Circuit of the Americas in 2013.

It has additionally participated in F1 occasions outdoors Australia, supporting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2012.

The 2023 supercar calendar was presupposed to be unveiled throughout the Bathurst 1000 later this week, although it has now been pushed again to the Gold Coast 500 later this month.

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