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F1's record-breaking calendar a "positive message" - Vasseur

F1's record-breaking calendar a "positive message" - Vasseur

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F1's record-breaking calendar a "positive message" - Vasseur

F1's record-breaking calendar a "positive message" - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo team principal Fred Vasseur believes the record-breaking 23-race calendar announced for 2022 is a "positive message" for the sport.

Next season's schedule will eclipse the 22 races seen this year with a new race in Miami being added along with the hopeful return of races such as Australia, Japan and Singapore after enforced two-year absences due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The race weekend format will be shortened to just three days for next season rather than the four that we currently see, with the Thursday media activities abolished.

Whilst this is a positive in terms of reducing the workload of staff members in the paddock, the inclusion of triple-headers within the schedule has once again proved controversial.

"I think we have to be realistic that we can’t expect to do more races, to generate more revenue, in a smaller period without triple-headers," conceded Vasseur.

"For sure, we have to perhaps reduce the weekend, the duration of the weekend and to have a three-day event.

"But at the end of the day, I think also that we have to be happy with the success of the F1 and that we are doing step forwards, we have more and more demand for the F1.

"We have to see it as a positive that we don’t have to complain about the fact that we are doing too many races and so, that we are going in the direction to do a better championship with more races and so that is a very positive message and signal.

"For sure we have to find a solution, to accommodate for everybody, but I take it as a positive message."

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