Motorsport: Motor racing-Monaco must pay more to stay on F1 calendar says McLaren boss

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – If Monaco is to preserve its spot on the Formula One calendar it’s going to have to pay more, McLaren boss Zak Brown has mentioned.

The glitzy principality on the Mediterranean coast has staged Formula One’s signature race for the reason that first world championship season in 1950 however Brown indicated that until Monaco is keen to attain a business settlement more consistent with different races it dangers being dropped from the schedule.

“I believe Monaco has had a really advantageous business settlement with Formula One ceaselessly and I believe all Formula One is attempting to do is get a business settlement in place that’s more per the opposite venues whereas recognising its significance on the calendar,” Brown mentioned on Friday.

“But I believe Formula One is now the dimensions and scope that it’s greater than anyone group, anyone driver, anyone race.” , he added on the Indianapolis 500 the place McLaren Arrow could have three automobiles on the beginning grid for Sunday’s race.

While it might appear unthinkable that Formula One would severely contemplate dropping its hottest occasion, Brown mentioned there are many venues providing glamour lined up and prepared to step in on the value Formula One is asking.

“Of course, none of us need to see Monaco go but in addition perceive that as a business rights holder they want to have an association more per the opposite venues given the demand of tracks that need to host grand prix,” mentioned Brown.

Formula One lately added two U.S. races that pack a glitzy punch in Las Vegas and Miami. Las Vegas is about to come on line subsequent 12 months, whereas Miami made its debut earlier in May racing across the grounds of the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium.

In an try to mimic Monaco, the venue featured a “Beach Club” with out a seashore and a “Marina” with out water with yachts sitting on concrete blocks in a car parking zone.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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