Bernie has come out in favour of having twenty races in a season. In fact that’s only one more than we were supposed to have this year. The only that traditionally stops us from having more races is the teams saying that the season is too long and incredibly exhausting. One of the main people to use this defense is ron dennis. He of course isn’t in the management group any more – i’m sure this is just a coincidence.
Bernie has said that he’s going to make things easier for everyone by spreading out the races more. In fact this means that he’ll make the season longer which is great. It has always seemed to me that the easiest way to deal with the longer season is to make the closed season longer by getting rid of winter testing. The fairest way to reduce testing is simply to reduce the period that testing is for.
The only people that you’d hear complaining about this are some of the biggest teams and also the journalists. The off season which only lasts for a month now is a complete nightmare for f1 journalists who have completely nothing to write about. Of course they could just take a nice long holiday during that time. But what if the off season was three months. Before i’ve never really been that worried about it but since we’ve started this blog i’m not so sure.
An alternative would be to really spread out the grand prix and have all of them three weeks apart. With the odd one two weeks apart. That way we’d only have say december off from f1. Grand prix with snow anyone?