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Verstappen against Liberty's plans for 22 races in 2020

Verstappen against Liberty's plans for 22 races in 2020

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Verstappen against Liberty's plans for 22 races in 2020

Verstappen against Liberty's plans for 22 races in 2020

Max Verstappen has warned against the idea of expanding Formula 1's calendar to 22 races as the chances of 2020 featuring a record number of events seems to be on the rise.

The additions of races in Vietnam and Zandvoort have swollen the calendar and, although Liberty Media had said two races would fall by the wayside, the tune has changed recently.

The Hockenheimring's organisers hold little hope of keeping their spot on the schedule, but renewed financial support for Spain and Mexico could see a record number of races next year, with team bosses confirming Liberty has raised the prospect.

However, Verstappen says the added workload could prove an issue for everyone in the sport.

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"There is, of course, a right limit. When we come back from the races, we also have a lot of obligations. At one point I think it will be too much," he told Ziggo Sport.

Verstappen says the situation would be even more extreme for the technicians and mechanics working in the teams.

He said: "They would be better off applying for a divorce, because then you would almost never be home again.

"They arrive at a race weekend sooner and leave it later than us. For them, it is even more extreme and I don't think that is positive.

"Liberty Media is going to make more money, but there is a limit.

"I think racing is absolutely fine, but we have so many obligations in between that it becomes annoying. At some point it is important to have a good balance in that."

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