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How F1's calendar push risks "disposable" races

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How F1's calendar push risks "disposable" races
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Sep 4, 2019, 10:15 AM

Formula 1 will have a record 22 races next year, and Liberty has often suggested a target of 25 in the future. But by chasing revenue and expansion, F1 is risking devaluing its races and losing fan interest

Can you have too much of a good thing? That's a question Formula 1 must ask itself as the calendar grows increasingly bloated: a record 22 races are scheduled for next year thanks to the addition of the Dutch and Vietnam Grands Prix more than offsetting the loss of Germany.

The first world championship calendar in 1950 comprised just seven races, one of them being the anomalous Indianapolis 500 (which can be disregarded given the lack of participation from F1 regulars), spread over a total of 113 days.

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Series Formula 1
Author Edd Straw