Whiting: Watkins Glen 'wonderful' for F1 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
CH4S Artist
Teutone's Avatar
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Posts: 34,288
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Quoted: 1066 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Whiting: Watkins Glen 'wonderful' for F1

Whiting: Watkins Glen 'wonderful' for F1 - GPUpdate.net

9 March 2016 – Charlie Whiting, Formula 1's Race Director, reckons Watkins Glen would be a "wonderful" track to add to the sport's calendar, after visiting the track on Tuesday.

Whiting travels to Watkins Glen – located in New York state – every three years for a track inspection, and his latest stopover coincided with recent resurfacing work.

"I think that the track looks marvellous," Whiting explained to gathered local television networks in a video published on Watkins Glen's social media channels.

"I am really, really impressed with the work. It has been done to a very, very high standard."

Whiting suggested that Watkins Glen, which hosted the United States Grand Prix from 1961-1980, is capable of staging a Formula 1 race again, providing it can overcome usual hurdles.

"I think it is one of the most charismatic circuits in the US," he said.

"There are newer ones like [current United States Grand Prix host venue] the Circuit of the Americas, but it hasn't got the character that this track has got.

"I think it would be an absolutely wonderful circuit for Formula 1 cars to race on, but we all know [joining the calendar] it is not quite as simple as that.

"As far as circuits in the US go, I think this is right up there."
Teutone is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Mercedes-Benz Motorsports & Racing

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome