Date published: December 18 2019
Although the Formula 1 calendar may include as many as 25 races in the future, Jean Todt says the sport should just focus on “22” for now.
Next year the Formula 1 circus will stop at 22 different venues with Zandvoort and Hanoi joining the programme while the Germany GP at the Hockenheimring has been dropped.
It is the longest-ever calendar.
It could be further extended in the years to come with the teams and the FIA agreeing to a maximum of 25 races.
However, FIA president Jean Todt says F1 shouldn’t rush into increasing the schedule even further.
The Frenchman told Motorsport-Magazin.com: “I think it will be a long process to approach 25 races.
“At the moment we should focus on 22 races.”
Formula 1’s powers-that-be did compromise in order to get a 25-race season in the rule book but shortening grand prix weekends to only three days.
As of 2021 all media committments will be on a Friday morning followed by scrutineering and two practice sessions instead of the current format of those being split over Thursday and Friday.