‘Horrible’ if Method 1 cuts out some historic occasions – Motorsport Week

Sebastian Vettel says it could be “horrible” for Method 1 to lose conventional grands prix in its pursuit of recent venues.

Method 1 will this yr welcome Miami to the schedule whereas from 2023 Las Vegas and Qatar will be part of completely on long-term agreements.

It has raised doubts over the way forward for some present venues, with a restrict of 24 grands prix per yr written into the rules.

Whereas Italy’s Imola has secured a deal by way of 2025, Germany dropped from the calendar in recent times, whereas France and Belgium are out of contract after 2022.

“I believe it’s all the time thrilling to go to new locations, offering they’re good locations, proper locations for us to be at,” he stated.

“Clearly we had an absence of racing in America after which Austin got here on the calendar, which was very thrilling and established as an incredible race. Perhaps one other nice instance is Singapore. We’d by no means been there earlier than and now, you already know, it’s nice to be again this yr. And, you already know, the primary evening race, I believe there’s one thing particular about that monitor and that place. So it’s good to discover new sides.

“Clearly you hope that each one the brand new locations you go to are an addition.

“Equally you don’t need to lose out on the locations you’ve gone to for therefore lengthy. So it could be horrible to lose Melbourne from the calendar. It will be horrible to you lose a few of the tracks, the core tracks in Europe.”

Vettel advised a rotational schedule “could possibly be an possibility” as there’s “loads of curiosity in Method 1.

“There’s monetary pursuits in new locations that we’re going and in the long run F1 is a enterprise,” he stated.

“However I believe, yeah, for us, it’s a sport, it’s our ardour. So we don’t see it as a enterprise. I believe we see it extra as a sport and yeah, locations imply one thing due to the historical past they’ve, or the custom they’ve.

“I believe it must be kind of a combination between exploring, but in addition holding on to locations which have historical past, a giant fan base.

“I believe it’s unimaginable to lose Italy, for instance, off the calendar, for a lot of causes, regardless that they in all probability pay the least. However yeah, I believe that is one thing we have to maintain on to.”

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