Drivers give their opinions on F1 calendar plans

With the current announcement of a 3rd race to be held in the USA in 2023, a number of F1 drivers have given their ideas on the prospect of additional new additions to the schedule – and the opportunity of dropping sure Grands Prix.

					Drivers give their opinions on F1 calendar plans


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The 2022 System 1 season is ready to function a record-breaking 23 races, with the schedule additionally together with the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in Might.

In 2023, the introduction of an occasion in Las Vegas means that there’ll proceed to be new venues added to the calendar. Nevertheless, this additionally means that there’s an elevated probability of some established Grands Prix doubtlessly being dropped from the line-up to make room.

As such, a number of F1 drivers have been sharing their ideas on the opportunity of extra modifications to the schedule sooner or later.

Verstappen warns of discovering a "steadiness"

Max Verstappen is completely satisfied to see the game proceed to broaden in America, however hopes that any further tracks added to the calendar might be thrilling to race on.

“I believe we’ve got to discover a steadiness, in fact,” the Purple Bull driver instructed media, together with, over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

“I believe it is simply crucial that we be certain we do go to correct tracks, nonetheless, not solely road circuits, however I am positive F1 is effectively conscious of that.

“I can undoubtedly perceive that we’d like a couple of extra races within the US to extend the recognition there as effectively, and naturally we’re completely satisfied to go there. However we additionally, I believe, discover it essential to maintain a couple of historic tracks, that are actually pleasing to drive on the calendar.

“However there are additionally some tracks that are, for instance, much less thrilling. I am not going to call them, however [there are] a couple of on the market. So that you simply want to search out the proper steadiness.”

Vettel: It might be "horrible" to lose some races

Sebastian Vettel, in the meantime, believes that it could be a disgrace for some extra historic venues on the schedule to lose their spot.

“It is good to discover new websites, and clearly you hope that every one the brand new locations you go to are [a good] addition,” the four-time World Champion stated.

“Equally, you do not wish to lose out on the locations you’ve got come [to] for therefore lengthy. It might be horrible to lose Melbourne [from] the calendar. It might be horrible to lose a few of the core tracks and in Europe.

“However then there’s solely so many weekends within the 12 months. And I do not know, perhaps [alternating] one 12 months and one other 12 months might be an possibility.”

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Ricciardo welcomes problem of latest circuits

Daniel Ricciardo agrees that the thrill of including new tracks
comes with the draw back of presumably seeing previous favourites disappear.

“I really like attending to a brand new observe and [just] making an attempt to simply grasp it faster than the others!” the Australian defined.

“So there’s undoubtedly some enjoyment and satisfaction from going to a brand new venue, completely. So I am all for it.

“After which, clearly, the flip aspect is… whether or not it is your Monzas or your Spas or your Silverstones, these are tracks we have competed on our complete lives, so there’s additionally plenty of historical past, but additionally it is form of nostalgic and mawkish to race there and proceed to compete there.”

Ought to there be a restrict on new races added?

Fernando Alonso is trying ahead to visiting new circuits, however has questioned whether or not there must be a restrict placed on what number of further Grands Prix could be added to the F1 calendar.

“I believe we must be cautious with the variety of races,” Alonso acknowledged.

“I believe we must always agree on a restrict, as a result of I believe for the groups it is fairly demanding how the schedule and the calendar is now, particularly [because] we do not have so many races in Europe anymore.

“So I believe that is the one concern if we maintain including races.”

					Drivers give their opinions on F1 calendar plans

Sainz hopes a "compromise" could be reached

Carlos Sainz backs Alonso’s view, and in addition helps Vettel’s suggestion of alternating occasions.

for the longer term, we will discover a compromise the place perhaps races that can’t
afford to be within the calendar yearly, 12 months in 12 months out, could be within the
calendar as soon as each two years, as soon as each three years,” the Ferrari
driver commented.

“And we [can] maintain coming again to the locations
that we have all the time been. Enterprise is enterprise, Liberty and System 1 will
do what they must do I suppose for enterprise, however I would not wish to
cease racing in Europe.

“I believe it is an amazing place to go racing, it is the place our heritage is, and I believe we have to maintain coming again, even when it isn’t each single 12 months, however no less than maintain it on the calendar.”

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					Drivers give their opinions on F1 calendar plans

					Drivers give their opinions on F1 calendar plans


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