The F1 calendar may characteristic 24 races within the close to future, with some circuit rotation, in line with common supervisor Chase Carey.
Formula 1 has printed a provisional 23 race schedule for subsequent 12 months, relying on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic which has compelled organizers to slim this season’s schedule and restrict races to the Europe and the Middle East.
Carey, who will cross the baton to former Ferrari staff boss Stefano Domenicali in January whereas remaining non-executive chairman of the game owned by Liberty Media, spoke to buyers on Thursday.
“We plan to move to a 24-race calendar in the next few years, and we’ll probably rotate a few races so we can welcome a few new partners”, stated the American. “But that will be limited because long-term partnerships remain our priority”.
F1 has welcomed two new circuits this 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portuguese circuit within the Algarve and Mugello in Italy. Older circuits have additionally been included because the Nurburgring in Germany, Imola in Italy and Istanbul Park in Turkey for the primary time in years.
These races had been back-up plans for others that needed to be canceled on the calendar which ultimately featured 17 Grands Prix.
Formula 1 has by no means had greater than 21 rounds in a season and the extension of the calendar has raised considerations in regards to the burden positioned on staff personnel.
Carey stated F1 attendance was up barely from final 12 months, regardless of Mercedes dominating for a seventh consecutive 12 months and poor efficiency by Ferrari.