Mar.31 (GMM) Ross Brawn has suggested Liberty Media’s plan to expand the calendar to 25 races is on track.
Currently, there are 21 races, but most teams argue that they are on the limit in terms of being able to cope with that logistically.
And it is rumoured that a Dutch GP at Zandvoort is about to be added to the 2020 calendar. Brawn, Liberty Media’s F1 sporting boss, admitted in Bahrain that there is an “exciting new race in the pipeline”.
That would be in addition to Vietnam, which would increase the 2020 calendar to 23 races.
Brawn also played down speculation F1 could shed one or more of the races in Barcelona, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Mexico or Monza.
“I would be surprised if we lost one of the current races,” he is quoted by Germany’s Sport1.
Brawn thinks the teams can cope with more than the current 21 races per year.
“We think we can expect the teams to do that if we manage to streamline the race weekends,” he said.
16/05/2019 Mexico has ‘no contract’ for 2020 GP May 16 (GMM) Mexico looks set to lose its place on the F1 calendar.
It is a highly popular race, but organisers are yet to agree a new deal with Liberty Media for 2020.
Liberty needs to […]
22/06/2019 Hockenheim still ‘fighting’ for German GP Jun.22 (GMM) Hockenheim is still fighting to save the 2020 German grand prix.
It is believed Hockenheim and Barcelona are the existing circuits most likely to be axed in order to make […]
07/06/2019 Mexico GP future news due ‘in a month’ – Perez Jun.7 (GMM) Sergio Perez admits a dark cloud still hangs over the future of his home race.
Liberty Media has named two new races for 2020 - Zandvoort and Vietnam - but also said the […]
01/09/2018 Mercedes helps save German GP Sep.1 (GMM) Germany's grand prix has been saved by Mercedes.
In the Monza paddock, a preliminary 21 race calendar for 2019 emerged featuring a race at Hockenheim.
It is believed […]
11/03/2019 Silverstone future still in doubt – Brawn Mar.11 (GMM) Silverstone's F1 future remains in doubt.
Rolling the dice on renegotiating their contract with a lower annual fee, organisers of the British grand prix have terminated the […]
22/05/2019 Barcelona rates 2020 contract chances at ’90pc’ May 22 (GMM) Circuit de Catalunya boss Joan Fontsere rates the chances of a Spanish GP next year at "90 per cent".
That is despite the fact that Zandvoort, having inked a deal for a 2020 […]
14/11/2018 F1 has ‘other options’ to British GP – Carey Nov.14 (GMM) Chase Carey has admitted a cloud still hangs over the future of the British grand prix.
Last year, Silverstone's owner, the British Racing Drivers' Club, exercised a break […]
21/06/2019 Three races face 2020 F1 calendar axe Jun.21 (GMM) As Liberty Media puts together the 2020 calendar, strong doubts about the fate of three existing races remain.
The F1 owner has inked new deals with Zandvoort and Vietnam, […]
12/11/2018 Miami GP plans still not dead – Carey Nov.12 (GMM) Chase Carey insists that plans for a grand prix in Miami have not been scrapped.
In late September, the Miami city commission voted to indefinitely defer the […]
08/06/2019 Wolff admits Hockenheim future ‘bleak’ Jun.8 (GMM) Toto Wolff has admitted both Hockenheim and Barcelona will "probably" be missing from the 2020 calendar.
With Vietnam and Zandvoort set to host new races, Liberty Media says […]