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Abbott: American fans need a hero like Max Verstappen

Rick Abbott, the executive vice president of the Circuit of the Americas, applauds the idea of a second Grand Prix in the USA but says, more importantly, the country needs a driver in the top flight to ignite public imagination as Max Verstappen has done for the Dutch. During the weekend in Austin, Abbott told Auto Hebdo that he believes the real next step for the development of Formula 1 in America would be a local driver, 'Look at how Max Verstappen woke up the Netherlands. Our fans are no different to European fans – they need a hero to cheer on.' Abbott is also supportive of F1's efforts to spice up the show, 'I appreciate Liberty Media's efforts in social media, e-gaming. F1...
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