Ecclestone criticises F1 calendar: "This is how you annoy even the biggest fans"

04-10-2021 20:01 | Updated: 04-10-2021 20:20
by GPblog.com
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Ecclestone criticises F1 calendar: This is how you annoy even the biggest fans

Formula 1 wants to schedule more and more races during the season. On Grandprix.com, Bernie Ecclestone gives his opinion about the new F1 calendar. The Brit believes that there are too many races.

Ecclestone was the big boss of Formula 1 for over forty years. Now he looks on from the sidelines, often with a critical eye. The Brit disagrees with the amount of races Formula 1 is planning for the future. "This is how you annoy even the biggest fans and destroy interest in the TV too", says Ecclestone.

F1 wants more and more races

For the 2022 season, 23 races are planned. This was also the plan for the current season, but due to consequences of the corona pandemic, 22 races are now planned. "Eighteen races is enough. But now you're destroying many families with this unnecessary stress and trampling on your health", says Ecclestone.

As more and more races are planned in the season, more triple headers are taking place. This means that the teams travel from race to race for three weeks in a row and hardly see their families. Max Verstappen for example already said that it is a bit much. Whether there will be more races in a season in the future remains to be seen.

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