Lewis Hamilton Excited at the Prospect of “Incredible” New York GP


Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Credit: Wolfgang Wilhelm

Lewis Hamilton has described the proposal for a grand prix in New York City as “incredible“.

It is not the first time that the sport has tried to secure the infamous skyline as a backdrop; New Jersey was a proposed race in 2011 under the steerage of Bernie Ecclestone, though the so-called Grand Prix of America failed to materialise.

Liberty Media has been vocal since taking over in January that they are eager to host more races in major cities, and New York is one to rumour currently doing the rounds.

He also appears to have given the idea previous thought as in his opinion a night race would be most suited.

That would be very cool!” he said. “New York is a grand prix I think we should definitely have. I think two grands prix in the States is something we should put in the calendar.

“I think it would be incredible, such a great city with such a great backdrop from New Jersey. Being at night, even during the day is fine, it’s not too extreme conditions.

“Perhaps a twilight kind of race, the sunset is pretty crazy over the city, so a bit like Bahrain where you go from the sun setting to the evening would be perfect.” 

  • JCR

    I don’t think the world of F1 realizes the sensation this would be. This would be so big that it would be talked about until the next year. F1 is surprised that Alonzo running Indy received the attention it did.
    On another subject the picture above shows Hamilton with the yellow helmet and it is the best. You know who’s driving and is a great reminder of Senna. The helmets today are terrible with the multiple colors. At 200 mph they all look the same. A driver should pick a distinctive helmet, like they do a number, and stick to it. I love being able to pick out Andretti whatever he’s driving. Those were the best days.
    Mercedes up grades look great. Hope they make a difference.