Ferrucci in no rush to reach Formula 1

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Santino Ferrucci says he is in no rush to reach Formula 1, preferring to learn by working his way up the motorsport ladder than make the move up too quickly.

18-year-old Ferrucci of Woodbury, CT, became the first American since 1977 to drive an American-run F1 car when he tested for Haas at Silverstone earlier this week.

Ferrucci enjoyed a successful two-day test, exceeding the team’s expectations and giving it some useful data as it continues to develop the VF-16 car.

Ferrucci currently races in GP3 with DAMS, and is happy to bide his time in junior championships before making the jump up to F1.

“Going quickly to Formula 1 is obviously out of the picture,” Ferrucci told reporters at Silverstone, via GPUpdate.net.

“I have a lot of learning to do, especially in GP3, seeing how the season goes from here onwards, and we’ll make a decision [on 2017] after Spa or Monza.

“Hopefully we’ll step up to GP2, but if not another season in GP3 never hurts.”

Ferrucci currently sits 14th in the GP3 standings after six races, recording a best finish of fourth at Silverstone last Sunday.

The pressure on young drivers to make the jump up to F1 has increased following the arrival of Max Verstappen, who in 2015 made his F1 debut at the age of 17 after just one year in single-seaters.

Verstappen has since become the youngest race winner in grand prix history, but is widely regarded as being an exception to the rule as opposed to a new trend for all young drivers to follow.

Ferrucci is the leading American driver on the European junior motorsport ladder at the moment, and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Rossi, who made his F1 debut last season with Manor.

Rossi ended a seven-year drought for American drivers in F1 before making the switch to IndyCar for 2016, where he won the Indianapolis 500 at the first attempt in May.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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