Components 1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn says the game is open to avoiding a conflict between the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 in future.
This yr was the primary time since 2003 that Indy didn’t conflict with an F1 race, with Monaco happening per week earlier than the five hundred. Because the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at all times takes place on Memorial Day weekend, it’s probably the timing of Monaco would want to shift barely and Brawn tells RACER that’s one thing that will be thought of if it’s higher for motorsport as an entire.
“Definitely from our perspective — Components One Administration — we embrace all motorsport, as a result of certainly one of my ex-colleagues Sean Bratches used to say that when the tide rises all of the boats go up, and we consider that very strongly,” Brawn mentioned. “For those who enhance the curiosity in motorsport, extra followers get engaged.
“(Netflix sequence) ‘Drive to Survive’ has been an excellent success — it’s introduced followers into Components 1; there’s little doubt that these followers shall be taking a look at different types of motorsport as effectively as a result of out of the blue they’ve discovered this new world. And we’re the identical — we wish the Indy 500 to be an enormous success in order that after we go to America, followers will cross over.
“It’s nice that it didn’t conflict this weekend — it gave me an opportunity to look at it as I wasn’t touring again from Monaco for as soon as! We embrace all types of motorsport. It’s nice a Components 1 workforce — McLaren — are concerned there now. Components 1 drivers have at all times been concerned there — it tends to be a follow-on profession however perhaps if it doesn’t conflict, it doesn’t should be.”
Brawn prompt that Roger Penske’s possession of the IndyCar Sequence and Indianapolis Motor Speedway may assist the method of collaboration alongside.
“We’re completely open. I feel our administration right here, together with myself, are utterly open to any of these form of prospects. Before everything it has to reinforce the sporting spectacle. We don’t need any of this to show into any form of false occasion, however we’re very open to these form of initiatives.
“And naturally Indy on that aspect of issues is being run by an previous pal of ours now in Roger Penske — Roger’s at all times had an curiosity in Components 1 and been concerned at instances in Components 1 — so there’s very actual prospects for collaborations sooner or later.”