After many years of waiting, earlier this year it was announced that Supercars is now officially an F1-approved category following Liberty Media-owned F1’s sanctioning of the elevation of the V8 races at the Australian GP to championship status from next year.
Since the announcement of the arrangement at the end of May, along with an extension to coincide with the Australian GP’s contract through 2023. Supercars has been looking to form closer ties with F1.
It appears that Supercars' is hoping to become an official regional F1 support category – joining Formula 2, Porsche Supercup and GP3. Supercars CEO James Warburton’s is visiting the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Warburton's absence from Sandown 500 raises the possibility of high-level discussions taking place between Supercars and F1.
It is believed that he is there to discuss with Liberty media aligning Supercars more closely with Formula 1 in the region.
According to Speedcafe.com Supercars is looking to not only get Supercars as a support category for the Singapore GP but also the Chinese and Japanese GPs, and any future new Asian Grand Prix's.