A market with frightening numbers, two Grands Prix on the 2022 calendar, but no American drivers on the starting grid in view of the next season. Formula 1 wonders about the lack of a piece that appears increasingly fundamental, at least from a marketing point of view. The Circus, in the United States, enjoys a growing popularity, celebrated by television series, such as Drive to Survive produced by Netflix, and in motoring temples like the circuit of the Americas, to which the next year will be added Miami Grand Prix, an event with a clear glamorous flavor perfect to increase business and increase the number of stars and stripes followers of Formula 1.
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A very promising context that would risk being perfect, if only in the line-up of the teams participating in the 2022 Championship, the name of an American driver appears. The scenario, in reality, remains quite unlikely for now. To be honest, there would also be good drivers, and there are no shortage of companies that would be willing to sponsor them. The underlying problem is that most athletes Yankee he prefers to compete with other motorsport disciplines, such as the local one IndyCar Series. Then there is the fundamental question of the super license required by the FIA to access Formula 1. According to the current rules, to race in the highest category of single-seater open-wheel cars an IndyCar driver must have conquered 40 points in their own specialty.
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It is about a rather high threshold, reached only by those who win the Championship, while in Formula 2, to give an example, the top three finishers are actually eligible for a seat in the Circus. The first to dream of seeing an American driver in Formula 1 is the president and CEO of the Formula One Group Stefano Domenicali, who in an interview with SoyMotor.com however, he stressed how difficult it will be until the current scoring system that governs the issue of the super license is changed.