F1 » Todt targets Mexico as Bernie talks calendar expansion

Jean Todt has hinted that Mexico could bid to return to the F1 calendar in coming years.

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Caroline - Unregistered

August 08, 2011 2:40 PM

Clause 10.5 of the Concorde Agreement, limits the number of races in a season to 17, unless the teams give their consent to more, then there can be an absolute maximum of 20. However there is a sub proviso clause that lets the calendar increase beyond 20 races, if the teams are paid a higher share of F1's profits.

Matt - Unregistered

August 08, 2011 3:08 PM

I would love to see a few crappy Herman Tilke tracks dumped to bring back Mexico and in perticular Magny Cours. Theres are few classic tracks that are missing that really need to come back IMO, especially dump Melbourne for Adelaide !


August 08, 2011 5:04 PM

Magny Cours? Are you serious? Paul Ricard was much better, ah, yeah but Bernie owns it so would never stump up the cash to host an F1 race!

If they do go back to Mexico I hope they keep the final corner intact, not like the mickey mouse in-and-out the baseball stadium like Champ cars did.


August 08, 2011 8:49 PM

first of all, the concorde agreement is up for renewal, so more races COULD be added. secondly, there are some races, such as india which are doubtful, so having a spare or two for the future, is a reasonable way to go.

Clondikemike - Unregistered

August 09, 2011 8:15 AM

Since when does FIA get involved with track selection for F1. OK they have the right to veto tracks if they do not comply but the commercial side and ergo the calender lies with the owners of F1 and its stakeholders, i.e the teams and sponsors. I would love to return to the traditional tracks but lets be honest, by the time that these tracks have been redesigned to comply with modern safety standards etc they are only a pale representation of their former selves. I believe the calender will expand as the teams are just as greedy as Bernie for more money. As to which tracks are on the calender is irrelevent to me as I will not be watching F1 from next year when it switches to SKY, thanks FOTA for looking after us Brit TV viewers.

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