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Racing Schedule

This topic contains 6 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of SouthAussie94 SouthAussie94 4 years ago.

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  • #127819
    Avatar of Ady
    Ady
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    There has been much talk of making the racing schedule better to reduce the air miles (and therefore CO2) required by F1. It has also been mentioned that although being a world championship, many races do not reflect all parts of the world.

    Below is my idea for a new racing schedule, this increases the number of races in america (3 north, 2 south), includes a race for South Africa, and also includes weekends for in season testing.

    01. Austraia

    02. Malaysia

    03. Singapore

    04. Japan

    05. Korea

    06. China

    07. India

    — Britan (Test Weekend)

    08. Canada

    09. New York

    10. Texas

    11. Spain

    12. Monaco

    13. Turkey

    14. France

    — Italy (Test Weekend)

    15. Germany

    16. Britan

    17. Hungary

    18. Belgium

    19. Italy

    20. Bahrain

    21. Abu Dhabi

    22. South Africa

    23. Argentina

    24. Brazil

    Personaly I feel that rather than having two races in the US, there should be a race in NY and Mexico (rather than Texas). But assuming a 10 year contract is agreed with Texas, we’ll be stuck with it for a while.

    #142210
    Avatar of Macca
    Macca
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    I would also have the test weekends in a country not on the calendar. Where you have placed the British test weekend I would have it in Mexico and where you have placed the Italian test weekend I would have it in Portugal.

    #142211
    Avatar of wasiF1
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    I agree with the idea of having a test day during the mid season somewhere where F1 is not going that season.Portugal seems to be a good place.

    #142212
    Avatar of Rachel
    Rachel
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    That is a lot of races! As much as I love F1 and want to see as many races as possible, I personally feel that 24 is too many.

    #142213
    Avatar of wasiF1
    wasiF1
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    @ Rachel

    I don’t think that 24 races are too many in a season.If they have 20 races next season (India is adding & expecting all the 19 races of 2010 are still there) then with the addition of France & USA in 2012 we will have 22, then add two more races on the calender (may be San Marino, Austria, South Africa, Portugal or anyone else).

    This is only possible if they can arrange the fixture in a good manner.Like having the Malaysian & Singapore races back to back which will reduce their travel cost & also time.

    #142214
    Avatar of newnhamlea1
    newnhamlea1
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    7 fly away reaces in a row is just not practical, and will in fact probably increase the carbon footprint of teams by causing them to fly in upgrades and new staff and damaged parts etc. that is why there are only four flyaway races at the start of the year.

    #142215
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    Also adding to newnhamlea1′s comment, It probably wouldnt be a good idea to have races that are geographically close together close to one another on the calendar as this would impact on attendance figures.

    This is my schedule:

    Australia

    Malaysia

    China

    Korea

    Bahrain

    Spain

    Monaco

    —Test (Portugal)

    Canada

    Texas

    Britain

    Europe

    France

    Hungary

    —Test (Britain)

    —August Break/Shutdown

    South Africa

    India

    Turkey

    Singapore

    Japan

    —Test (Italy)

    Belgium

    Italy

    Abu Dhabi

    New York

    Brazil

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