Bernie Ecclestone has said F1 can “afford to lose” certain rounds to make way for races in New York and Russia – two venues he’s been trying to get on the F1 calendar for decades. He told Autocar:
We’re going to lose some races for sure, there are some races we can afford to lose without too much problem. I’ve spoken to the countries to see what we can come up with.
I suspect fans may differ with him on which F1 races should get the chop – so let’s put it to a vote…
South Korea joins the championship as a 19th round this year and India could make a largest-ever calendar with 20 races in 2011. Rome is also in the queue and Ecclestone has been talking about races in New York and Russia once again, though there’s nothing new about that.
Which rounds would you drop from the world championship? Pick as many as you like from the poll below and have your say in the comments.
Which races would you drop from the F1 calendar?
- Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir (65%)
- Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (1%)
- Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang (7%)
- Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai (21%)
- Spanish Grand Prix, Catalunya (16%)
- Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo (3%)
- Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul (30%)
- Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal (1%)
- European Grand Prix, Valencia (60%)
- British Grand Prix, Silverstone (2%)
- German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring / Nürburgring (3%)
- Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring (27%)
- Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps (1%)
- Italian Grand Prix, Monza (1%)
- Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore (19%)
- Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka (2%)
- Korean Grand Prix, Jeonnam (13%)
- Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos (1%)
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Island (29%)
Total Voters: 5,202