Standalone Aus GP is ‘expensive’ and ‘too tough’

Standalone Aus GP is ‘expensive’ and ‘too tough’

Christian Horner and George Russell have each expressed their considerations about having to journey to Melbourne for just one occasion.

Having began the season with a double-header that led to Saudi Arabia, groups have been despatched packing to Australia two weeks later with an emergency rescue mission within the combine to get freight to the circuit on time.

And when the race weekend is over, Formulation 1 must haul every little thing to Italy – over 25,000km of flying between races two and 4.

“To return right here for one weekend, I feel for everyone, it’s an enormous time change, it’s costly,” stated Crimson Bull workforce boss Christian Horner.

“Having Melbourne in between races, particularly as a standalone, is simply too powerful for the groups and all people,” Russell stated as per

“Individuals got here out on Saturdays and Sundays to get acclimatised to the situations, to the time zone change, and it’s simply an excessive amount of. I feel it must be considered extra.”

In years passed by the Australian Grand Prix was the primary race on the calendar, taking a number of the stress away from the hectic travelling.

There are different points resembling worldwide holidays like Easter that should be deliberate round and accounted for within the lengthy haul Down Below sooner or later.

On this subject, Horner stated: “It’s very powerful for them with the calendar, since you’ve acquired Easter subsequent weekend for instance.

“Becoming the correct schedule of races in, there are all the time points they’re having to work round.

“It’s powerful for the groups, clearly coming all the way in which out right here for a weekend.”

Russell and Horner have been of 1 thoughts that one weekend in such a unique timezone was pointless and a double-header would’ve suited the event very nicely.

“There’s no purpose why we couldn’t have carried out a back-to-back with one of many Center Japanese races,” added Russell.


“It seems like one other double-header for the entire groups with the period of time that they spend on this a part of the world.

“Because the season is getting longer and longer, we have to discover a higher steadiness.”



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