“I hesitated to say this, but…” – NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. achieves frank admission to Formula One

The long-awaited Miami F1 Grand Prix has finally come to an end. Amidst its many pros and cons, the Sunshine State saw Miami host the first Formula One race in its history. With the race over, US racing icon Dale Earnhardt Jr. has opened up about his thoughts on the Formula One event.

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Needless to say, NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt Jr are very popular in the United States. According to statistics, F1 is the second most popular form of racing in the United States after NASCAR. As F1 began to flex its wings in the North American country, the NASCAR icon conveyed his opinion on the recently concluded event.

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When asked about Dale’s takeaway from F1 and the Miami Grand Prix, he said, “I hesitated to say this. I’m not incapable of enjoying F1 because I was watching it when Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher and those were going for it. I mean it was pretty cool…at the time. But for some reason, I had a hard time finding my interests or My connection to F1”.

“So, I really didn’t pay much attention to her either. The only thing I was really watching was some social media, Jeff Klok was there. A lot of other guys and girls you know I follow on social media, so I was seeing some of their experiences and what till then , ” Dale mentioned as well.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is concerned about F1 expansion in the US

Dale also expressed that McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo is the only driver he is looking forward to in Formula One at the moment and wishes him to do well. The NBC NASCAR analyst also stated that he struggled to get into the championship fight and get into the sport as a whole.

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Speaking of this, the NASCAR driver emphasized, “But I really have no idea how the race is going or what people think of the track or the experience and what that means for a Formula 1 race or the Miami Grand Prix going forward. I’m paying more attention in terms of global participation like the sport in the US, and more From racing here and so on.”

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The race turned out well for Max Verstappen, who won the opening race of the Miami Grand Prix over the Ferrari pair of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Max’s teammate Sergio Perez finished his race in P4. All in all, it was all about Red Bull and Ferrari throughout the race weekend.

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