Sturdy US TV viewers figures for F1 over opening races

Within the round-up: Stay tv viewership of Components 1 remains to be exhibiting indicators of rising within the USA, in keeping with ESPN.

ESPN stories robust US viewership of F1

Components 1 has drawn three of its 4 largest dwell US tv audiences over the primary races of 2023, in keeping with ESPN’s viewership figures.

Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix was watched dwell by a mean of 1.76 million viewers within the USA. The Monaco Grand Prix drew 1.79m and the Miami race – the primary of three within the USA this yr – 1.96m. The three are among the many 4 highest such figures recorded for dwell race broadcasts within the nation, which Liberty Media has focused as a serious focus for future progress.

Nonetheless the figures fall in need of the report 2.6m individuals who watched final yr’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix dwell. Final weekend another Miami Grand Prix broadcast introduced by Will Arnett at Daniel Ricciardo was screened on ESPN2 and watched by 114,000 individuals.

Components E to switch IndyCar’s Portland observe

Components E returns to the USA this weekend to race at Portland Worldwide Raceway, and can use a barely totally different observe configuration to different collection.

The everlasting circuit, which has hosted IndyCar 28 occasions since 1984, usually runs to three.166 kilometres however has been prolonged by 23 metres to be used by FE. That change is primarily on the opening nook, which is a right-hander that’s a part of a chicane comprising the primary three corners, whereas the stretch of observe the place Assault Mode can be utilized has been positioned on the surface of the flip seven right-hander.

“The circuit is super-fast. Power administration will play an vital position,” stated Porsche’s Antonio Felix da Costa. “When it comes to technique, it definitely gained’t be straightforward, however that stated, we did properly at different new racetracks this season.”

Da Costa is at the moment sixth within the standings, that are led by his staff mate Pascal Wehrlein.

“I’ll assist the staff and Pascal as a lot as I can and do all the pieces to make sure that each world championship titles go to Porsche,” added da Costa. “I’m joyful to tackle this position as a result of I’m positive Pascal would do the identical for me if the roles have been reversed. That’s not an issue for me. It is a staff sport. Our widespread objective is to win races and championships. That’s our job.”

New NASCAR sport introduced
NASCAR Arcade Rush will arrive later this yr

A brand new official NASCAR sport will arrive later this yr, taking inspiration from arcade racing video games.

A minimum of six of the tracks on the 2023 NASCAR Cup collection schedule will function in NASCAR Arcade Rush, however will likely be reimagined “with jaw-dropping twists, hair-raising turns, gravity-defying jumps, nitro boosts and different surprises”, and the variety of playable autos spans 75 years of inventory automotive racing historical past.

The sport will embrace a profession mode in addition to 12-user on-line multiplayer racing. Will probably be obtainable for Xbox Collection S and X, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Change and PC by way of Steam.

Social media

Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and extra:


— Ritmo Miyata 宮田莉朋 (@M_Ritmo) June 21, 2023

Desires do come true 💫#CanadianGP #F1

— Components 1 (@F1) June 20, 2023

June 21, 1981: One of many oddest occasions in racing historical past. After CART banned their drivers from operating in USAC’s Pocono 500, the race was run with 21 Indy automobiles and eight Silver Crown filth automobiles

It was AJ Foyt’s final IndyCar win, a Father’s Day victory he devoted to his dad

— nascarman (@nascarman_rr) June 21, 2023

  • Discover extra official F1 accounts to observe within the F1 Twitter Listing
Remark of the day

On Tuesday the World Motor Sport Council introduced the brand new spec automotive for Components 2 that will likely be launched subsequent yr will likely be used for six seasons. Whereas the tendering proccesses to provide engines and tyres are in full swing, the FIA remains to be but to publish an invite to tender to provide the chassis.

That appears a extremely quick lead time for the brand new F2 chassis, if 2024 is the goal. That you must produce 30 (ish) able to race and spare tubs, plus tons of and tons of of the bits they hold braking. Have we even had any renderings but ? “Seems just like present F1” was the factor stated again when.

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