Saudi want two GPs, Singapore or nothing to replace Russia

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Saudi want two GPs, Singapore or nothing to replace Russia

Saudi Arabia reportedly may push for a second race, whereas it appears like a second Singapore GP or no Russia alternative for 2022.

These are the reveals of System 1 journalist Joe Saward in his newest weblog.

Lately the System 1 calendar has been removed from steady, the prior two seasons that being because of the pandemic, however now it’s extra right down to System 1’s personal ambitions to develop and exploit completely different markets, whereas rising others.

There are actually two Italian races on the calendar, with Imola secured to host the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix by means of to 2025, alongside the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

America now additionally has two grands prix with the primary Miami GP quick approaching, earlier than the 2022 United States Grand Prix at COTA takes place in October. It will improve to a few when the Las Vegas Grand Prix joins the fold in 2023.

Saudi want two GPs, Singapore or nothing to replace Russia

Saudi Arabia hosted System 1 motion for the primary time in 2021, the occasion returning for its second installment as Spherical 2 of the 2022 marketing campaign as a part of a long-term settlement.

However, Saudi Arabia may very well be subsequent to push for an elevated presence on the calendar.

“I did hear whispers that Saudi Arabia wish to throw its monetary weight round a bit extra and thinks {that a} Grand Prix at every finish of the season could be a superb factor: with one race within the spring in Jeddah and the opposite within the autumn up in Riyadh,” wrote Saward.

“The F1 group might not like the thought a lot as there are ample Center Jap races now and there are different priorities, however the Saudis do have an terrible [lot] of cash and, because the previous tune goes, that is what makes the world go round.”

Talking of different priorities, the extra urgent concern is finishing the 2022 calendar after the cancellation of the Russian Grand Prix left a emptiness, ought to System 1 wish to keep away from their document 23-race season being thwarted for the second 12 months in a row.

Saward claims that the one viable choice at the moment being thought-about is to mark System 1’s return to Singapore for 2022 by holding two grands prix within the nation.

And if that doesn’t occur, then it appears just like the calendar might be stored at 22 rounds.


“The calendar chat in the meanwhile is essentially associated to which occasion will exchange Russia in September and my understanding is that it’s going to both be a second race in Singapore, or it is going to be nothing in any respect, as Qatar appears to have dropped from the equation,” Saward acknowledged.

“Nonetheless the Qatar race might be again in 2023.”




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