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F1 might have a Chicago Grand Prix within the works


F1 administration has registered logos associated to a Chicago Grand Prix, a transfer prone to gas hypothesis about an F1 race within the Windy Metropolis.

First noticed by Planet F1, 4 functions have been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) Jan. 18-19, 2024. All to be used on clothes, the functions cowl 4 variations of an F1 Chicago race identify, together with “Chicago Grand Prix,” “Grand Prix of Chicago,” Formulation 1 Grand Prix of Chicago,” and “Formulation 1 Chicago Grand Prix.”

2023 Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

2023 Formulation 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

As Planet F1 notes, F1 beforehand utilized for comparable logos forward of its bulletins of the Miami Grand Prix and Las Vegas Grand Prix, hinting {that a} Chicago race is being thought-about. F1 would not go forward with a brand new race with out having profitable merchandise logos locked down, in any case.

A Chicago Grand Prix would probably be the third race within the U.S., alongside the Miami and Vegas races in addition to the U.S. Grand Prix, held on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. That is assuming Chicago does not bump one of many different U.S. races from the calendar.

Max Verstappen at the 2023 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

Max Verstappen on the 2023 Formulation 1 Miami Grand Prix

Chicago might use a short lived avenue course just like the Miami and Las Vegas races. NASCAR bought numerous consideration for internet hosting its personal Chicago avenue race in 2023, though that was partly because of the novelty of what was the first-ever street-course race for NASCAR’s prime Cup Collection and an unbelievable win by Australian Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen in his first NASCAR begin.

F1 has been progressively increasing its calendar over the previous few years. The 2024 F1 calendar has a document 24 races, however that is additionally only one greater than the 2023 season. The 2024 season is ready to kick off Mar. 2 with the Bahrain Grand Prix, and is scheduled to wrap up Dec. 8 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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