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As Monaco Grand Prix Revs Up, Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali Talks U.S. Expansion And TV Future

Click here to read the full article. Formula 1 is back on familiar turf this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix, a glamour-wrapped race that has been a fixture since 1929. While many of the track contours and Côte d’Azur vistas are little changed, the auto racing circuit itself has a decidedly revamped look. Earlier this month, it made a splashy debut in Miami, the latest stop in its U.S. expansion, which will take it to Las Vegas next year. That bow followed the arrival of the latest season of Netflix docu hit Drive to Survive, with the show adding pop-culture...

On this day in 2014: Stefano Domenicali steps down as Ferrari boss

Stefano Domenicali resigned as team principal of Ferrari on this day in 2014 following a poor start to the Formula One season.The Italian fell on his sword with the team he led struggling to compete with its rivals amid changes to regulations governing the sport.Domenicali’s exit came in the wake of the Bahrain Grand Prix in which drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen had finished ninth and 10th, respectively.In announcing his departure, 48-year-old Domenicali said: “There are special moments that come along in everyone’s professional life when one needs courage to take difficult and very agonising decisions.“It is time for...
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It's F1's 'duty' to continue racing in Saudi Arabia, says CEO Stefano Domenicali

Formula One will continue to race in Saudi Arabia despite concerns about safety and human rights in the country, the sport's CEO Stefano Domenicali has said. Last weekend's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was nearly boycotted by F1's 20 drivers after a missile attack by Yemeni Houthis hit an oil depot 6 miles from the circuit on the Friday of the race weekend.

F1 boss Stefano Domenicali reveals ‘four or five’ requests tabled for new teams

Stefano Domenicali has revealed that Formula 1 has “more than four or five requests” from new teams hoping to enter the sport but played down the prospect in the immediate future. Michael Andretti, the American former racing driver and team owner, has made public his interest in bringing a new team to F1, however, Domenicali insisted the current level of competition on the grid is enticing enough and questioned whether there was space for more than 10 teams. “There’s not only Michael Andretti,” Domenicali told Sky Sports. “He is maybe the most vocal one, but we have more than...

Saudi Arabia Grand Prix: Formula One chief Stefano Domenicali says sport can put 'spotlight' on country's human rights record

Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali says the sport's decision to race in Saudi Arabia can help shine a "spotlight" on the country's human rights record. The new F1 season begins in Bahrain this weekend before the second race follows in Jeddah a week later, returning for a second Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after the country hosted the sport for the first time last year.

F1 London GP: Stefano Domenicali says city race is unrealistic

London mayor Sadiq Khan has publicly backed a race in the east of the city. Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali has ruled out the possibility of a London Grand Prix for the time being. A possible race in the English capital has long been touted, with Mercedes AMG and...

Stefano Domenicali: COTA deserves a future in F1

Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali says the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin has earned its place on the sport's schedule as contract talks continue with the venue over the future of the U.S. Grand Prix. COTA first hosted a race in 2012 but has now reached the end...