Gil de Ferran: The Need for Formula 1’s Global Expansion
A Former Champ’s Perspective
Gil de Ferran, a former IndyCar champion and current NBC Sports analyst, believes Formula 1 needs to expand its global footprint to continue its growth.
Formula 1 is a global sport but is still concentrated in Europe. In 2023, 11 of the 23 races will be held in Europe.
De Ferran believes Formula 1 needs to race in more countries to attract new fans and sponsors. He thinks the sport could benefit from adding races in Africa, South America, and Asia.
De Ferran isn’t the only one who thinks Formula 1 needs to expand. Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has also said he wants to see the sport grow globally.
Formula 1 has been working to expand its global reach in recent years. The sport has added races in new countries, such as Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.
De Ferran believes Formula 1 needs to do more to make the sport more accessible to fans around the world. He thinks the sport should make its races more affordable and offer more ways for fans to watch the races.
Formula 1 is a great sport, but it needs to expand its global footprint to reach its full potential. By adding races in new countries and making the sport more accessible to fans around the world, Formula 1 can continue to grow and prosper.