British Grand Prix safe from F1 axe despite need for races to ‘raise the bar’

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MCLAREN boss Zak Brown reassured followers that the British Grand Prix is in no hazard of being faraway from the game’s ever-changing calendar.

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McLaren CEO Zak Brown has insisted that the British Grand Prix and different established races should not in peril of being axed. The F1 calendar has seen some alterations with the brand new Miami Grand Prix going down on Sunday and a Las Vegas race set to be launched in 2023.

Final yr the game hosted races in Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the very first time, and there have been calls to stage a Grand Prix in South Africa. The addition of recent races naturally means some present circuits, such because the long-standing British GP could also be changed.

However regardless of the ever-expanding calendar, Brown insists Silverstone’s place will stay safe. “No. They’ve totally different geographies. They’re all totally different races,” he stated when requested if the British GP and different high-profile races have been underneath risk.

“I feel Miami goes to lift the bar for everybody. Singapore is an unbelievable occasion, Monaco is an unbelievable occasion, Silverstone is an unbelievable occasion, Abu Dhabi is an unbelievable occasion, Australia was offered out this yr.” The F1 calendar includes 23 Grand Prix races, and it’ll attain its most of 24 when the game heads to Sin Metropolis for the primary time in 2023.

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British Grand Prix safe from F1 axe despite need for races to 'raise the bar'

McLaren boss Zak Brown is assured the British GP shouldn’t be underneath jeopardy (Picture: GETTY)

CEO Stefano Domenicali as soon as expressed the concept for the game to host as many as 30 races in a season. “I’d say there may be potential to go to 30! By way of the curiosity we see all around the globe,” he stated again in March.

“It’s as much as us to attempt to discover the precise steadiness contemplating what are the venues which want to be in F1, what are the historic values we have to see on the calendar. We have to be balanced, we have to see what are the opposite alternatives. And really quickly we’re going to inform everybody what’s our technique to develop that market.

“Not solely Las Vegas, there are different cities which might be concerned about Method 1. On prime of America, on prime of China, I feel there’s a potential additionally to be in Africa quickly. There’s a number of curiosity there. For certain that’s one other space that to date is lacking within the geography of our calendar.” With extra venues queuing as much as host races, Brown argued some must rotate biennially.

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British Grand Prix safe from F1 axe despite need for races to 'raise the bar'

Miami will host its first Grand Prix this Sunday with Las Vegas set to hitch the calendar in 2023 (Picture: GETTY)

“There’s calls for from locations like South Africa and we are able to’t actually logistically do greater than 23 grands prix,” he added. “I imply at what level do you go that’s simply an excessive amount of? Everybody proper now type of looks like that is the max. 

“So, when you did 17/18 and then you definitely had 5 that rotated yearly. We don’t improve the frequency however we improve the markets. “There’s a number of sports activities the place they play each two or 4 years. You wouldn’t desire a grand prix each 4 years however I feel each two years works.” Sunday’s Miami race will mark the primary of two occasions in america this yr, with the Austin Grand Prix set to happen in October.

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