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F1 to hold four fan festivals in 2019

  • Published on 30 Jan 2019 16:17
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Formula 1 will host four F1 fan festivals throughout the 2019 season, according to RaceFans.net. On Tuesday, F1 announced that a season launch would be held in Melbourne on the build-up to the opening race of the year.

The first of the demonstrations will occur in Shanghai, on the week of the Chinese Grand Prix. This year's race in the Asian country will mark F1's 1000th race, which will be the third race of the 2019 season.

The following two festivals will both be held in the United States. The first will take place in Chicago, Illinois on the lead up to the Canadian Grand Prix in June. Chicago is based 1,200km away from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, which hosts the Canadian race.

The second event in the US will occur in Los Angeles, California as F1 prepares for the US Grand Prix in October, with the CIrcuit of the Americas once again hosting the race.

The final event of the year will take place on the build-up to the Brazilian Grand Prix. The city of Rio de Janeiro will host the festival, with the actual race once again heading to Sao Paulo. Rio de Janeiro held an F1 race at the Jacarepagua circuit between 1978 and 1989.


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  • f1dave

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    "Chicago is based 1,200km away from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal" So why not where the fans are ?

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    • Jan 31 2019 - 15:48
    • I think part of the point in North America is to take the show to new places, build awareness. I'd love to see one in Vegas if anyone from Liberty is reading :D

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      • Jan 31 2019 - 22:04
  • What a joke having fan festivals in places where the races aren't being held. OK, so maybe raising fan awareness, but still a total joke. They know nobody really wants to go to Austin so they hold it in a real city. Thanks Bernie for not giving us a race or two in cities that people actually want to visit.

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    • Feb 2 2019 - 05:20
    • It is mostly just to raise awareness and attract new customers. As for Austin: I'd personally love to go there, it looks like a pretty rad city. Although I dont really care as much about the city as I do the track, and that track is really good. As for why the U.S havent placed their good tracks closer to cities like Miami, N.Y. or Vegas strikes me as a tad odd. Isnt there any proper track closer to a big city in the U.S?

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      • Feb 2 2019 - 06:44

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