When Components One returns in 2020, there will likely be a document 22 races on the schedule with renewed issues concerning the calls for being positioned on those that hold the travelling circus on the street.
The schedule has misplaced Germany however is increasing with the addition of Vietnam and the return after a protracted absence of Dutch circuit Zandvoort.
Industrial rights holders Liberty Media wish to construction the calendar to allow them to accommodate a most of 25 races.
Over the past decade F1 has unfold its wings far past its European heartland and added profitable races in Asia and the Center East.
Of the 17 races within the 2000 season, solely six had been exterior Europe. Subsequent 12 months, 13 of the 22 races will likely be long-haul “flyaways”.
“We care deeply about it,” Components One Chief Govt Chase Carey informed reporters in Abu Dhabi when requested concerning the toll taken by such a protracted season.
“We have to make the game wholesome however attempt to do it in a manner that could be very cognisant of the stress and the wear and tear and tear,” the American mentioned.
Race weekends are set to be shortened by a day from 2021, working from Friday to Sunday as a substitute of the present Thursday begin.
The necessary curfew, throughout which crew personnel who work on the automobile aren’t allowed to enter the circuit, is ready to get longer.
McLaren driver Carlos Sainz mentioned he was towards additional growth, when requested concerning the transfer to a three-day weekend.
“That final further day that we take off would not totally compensate these 22/25 races that we wish to have sooner or later,” mentioned the Spaniard.