Ross Brawn is open to the idea of introducing a league table to Formula 1 to rank the quality of its grands prix, with a possible promotion and relegation system to bring new races onto the calendar.

Since Liberty Media's takeover in January 2017, F1's bosses have been looking for ways to expand the calendar and add more "destination cities" to grow the sport in new markets, with street races in locations such as Miami, New York and Las Vegas being suggested.

Liberty is thought to be looking at increasing the existing F1 calendar from 21 races to as many as 25, and sporting chief Brawn feels a league table would help to not only attract interest from even more locations, but also ensure standards are kept to a high level.

"The crucial thing is the quality of the race. There's no value in just putting the number of races up," Brawn told Business Life magazine.

"But if we can provide great races in great locations throughout the world, then we should consider it.

"I'd love to see in the future a league table of races, where over time we've got a waiting list of top-class circuits and promoters that are waiting to get into Formula 1, and then if there's any race that is not working well, you relegate that and put a strong race in."



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