Classic F1 tracks like Monaco and Belgium ‘shouldn’t be touched’ as calendar under threat

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F1’s basic Monaco and Belgian Grands Prix’s seem beneath menace as new offers are but to be agreed.

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Traditional F1 circuits corresponding to Monaco and Spa Francorchamps in Belgium ‘shouldn’t be touched’ and faraway from the calendar, warned Naomi Schiff. The Sky Sports activities presenter thinks it could be dangerous for F1 to take away historic circuits which have been a staple of the game for many years.

She believes there are numerous different races which ‘ought to go’ earlier than eradicating among the extra basic tracks. When requested if F1 ought to rubber band a collection of races which ought to by no means go away the calendar, Schiff replied ‘undoubtedly’.

Chatting with Categorical Sport on the launch of Sky Sports activities W Sequence protection, Schiff stated: “I feel there’s different races on the calendar that ought to go earlier than the historic races. Sure it is good to have new races and I feel it is good additionally for the game to broaden and to go to new territories, it retains it attention-grabbing.

“However I fully agree that there needs to be these races that are simply particular. Any driver desires to win the Monaco Grand Prix, that is a race drivers stay up for as a result of it is particular and it is totally different and it’s historic.

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Classic F1 tracks like Monaco and Belgium 'shouldn’t be touched' as calendar under threat

The Belgian Grand Prix doesn’t have a deal previous 2022 (Picture: Getty)

“I feel it could be a disgrace to take away the likes of Monaco and I feel there was discuss eradicating the likes of Spa. I feel these are simply tracks that should not be touched.” Her warning comes after F1 boss Stefano Domenicali acknowledged his perception that some basic tracks may lose their slots on the calendar for brand spanking new venues.

Schiff thinks there have been some circuits on the present calendar which can not have their contracts renewed. Monaco, Belgium, France and Mexico are understood to be the international locations which haven’t prolonged offers past this season.

Domenicali added: “We all know we’ve got to steadiness the arrival of latest races with historic Grands Prix, and tracks that should proceed to be a part of our calendar.

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Classic F1 tracks like Monaco and Belgium 'shouldn’t be touched' as calendar under threat

Promoters for the Monaco Grand Prix are nonetheless assured the race will likely be held after 2022 (Picture: Getty)

“The arrival of provides from new promoters has a bonus for the F1 platform, and that’s to power the organisers of conventional grands prix to boost their degree of high quality, by way of what they provide the general public, and infrastructure and administration of the occasion. It is not sufficient to have a pedigree any extra. You additionally need to display that you’re maintaining.”

Nevertheless, Monaco’s future seems to have been considerably secured after Car Membership de Monaco President Michel Bioeri addressed the rumours.

He stated: “We’re nonetheless in talks with them and we should now make it concrete by signing a contract. I can assure you that after 2022 the Grand Prix will proceed to happen. I do not know if the contract will likely be for 3 or 5 years.”

Belgian GP promoter Vannessa Maes has additionally claimed they’re assured the occasion will stay previous the top of the 2022 season.


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