Carey targets more German teams in Formula 1

Formula One boss Chase Carey has said he wants more teams from Germany competing in the championship in the future.

Reigning constructors champions Mercedes currently lead the 2017 standings. But Carey said he wanted to see BMW back in the sport, and also encouraged Porsche and Audi to consider entering.

“Our goal is that companies like that want to run teams in Formula One,” Carey told Germany’s Sport Bild newspaper this week.

“It’s why we are adjusting the technical and economic conditions,” he added.

“We have a German champion, a German car as champion, a German fighting for the title this year,” he continued. “And we would like to have more German teams.”

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Carey has spoken of how proud he was to arrange the return of the German Grand Prix in 2018.

A German race had been held every year for over five decades until 2015. The race was dropped from the calendar that year and in 2017 after failing to reach terms with promoters.

“The German Grand Prix has a great history and we want to fight for it to continue,” Carey said this week.

The American also revealed that the sport’s new owners Liberty Media were to salute one of the sport’s greatest personalities.

A conference room at its new London headquarters will be named in honour of motor racing legend Michael Schumacher, the seven-time F1 world champion.

“Michael is a cult figure of the sport,” said Carey. :He defines the ultimate in a F1 racing driver. We will pay tribute by naming one of the conference rooms after him.”

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