The calendar of the Formula 1 every time is extended more, are more countries and sponsors those that want to receive a test of this magnitude by the prestige and, mainly, the money that can report. However, some championship voices do not like to travel so often.
“We need to convey a message of pride, motivation, energy … With the calendar we have now, the enthusiasm is not the same as when we traveled only 15 times a year,” said Cyril Abiteboul, director of Renault, speaking for motorsport .com.
For Abiteboul such a demanding calendar ends up boring the public and the pilots. The French considers this sport as an entertainment and not as a profession, despite the fact that the pilots get a huge remuneration for driving their cars. “It’s almost becoming a routine, it should not be a daily job, we should be extremely careful,” he says.
Haas and Force India are on the same line as Renault. “Increasing it just for growth does not make sense, the balance is between 20 and 22 runs at the most, and there is no turning back,” says Gunther Steiner, Haas Team Manager.
“If things continue the same, I think that more than 21 races and these three consecutive Grand Prix streaks are too demanding for our engineers, mechanics and everyone involved in the team,” explains Force India owner Vijay Mallya.