F1 » Brawn: 20 races per year a 'sensible limit'

Ross Brawn believes the F1 calendar should not consist of more than 20 races per year.

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August 09, 2013 6:36 PM

rgt. well, 20 races a year....plenty of time for seb, ferdi kimi, etc etc to rack up even more wdcs than lulu! and then I suppose that if there were more races, then lulu would be back whinging that he had no time to do his photo shoots, make rap records, walk the bow wow etc. after all, he moaned hen there were only 17 races

however, 20 is just a number and there is no scientific fact to say 20 was an arbitrary figure as the max races that could be run. why not 25? that's a nice round figure. I am pretty sure that no dedicated team would pull out of the championship if there were more races


August 10, 2013 8:43 PM

Maybe too obvious, but more than 20 races would have a detrimental impact on the smaller teams budgets ... heck, probably even some of the bigger ones. LDM is always banging on about how they have to cut the runaway costs of F1.

I'm sure I just read that Lotus is having financial issues, again, with a reported 120 million pound debt - though Lotus says it isn't real debt as 90 mill is from share holder loans ... regardless ... ouch. Not a great story whilst still trying to romance Kimi into staying on.

More races equals more operating costs and that just doesn't seem to be an effective way of reducing expenditures.


August 10, 2013 9:14 PM

there was an interesting analysis done on this .
if there are 20 races and four (proposed) testing sessions, it would cost the teams MORE than if there were 28 races and no testing. this is because the teams would have to pay their own costs for attending the tests, but if they were attending races instead, they would be getting PAID for turning up!
it is all part of bernies wheeler dealing, which could end up with maybe 23 races and two tests.
some team have already expressed their support for more races.

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