McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has voiced his opinion on the recent 2022 F1 calendar announcement.
Why it matters: The Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has lately revealed that the next season’s calendar is set to have 23 races.
- The 2022 season is likely to be finished in mid-November.
- It is planned for one-third of the races next year to have Sprints.
What he had to say:
- “I don’t want to talk too early about the calendar, because it’s Stefano’s job to broadcast it once it’s done.”
- “But I think we have a clear position on what we want to see from the calendar going forwards, we also understand that it needs some time, and probably needs some time for a transition as well. But our position hasn’t changed.”
- “The ideal calendar is a calendar of 20 races, and maybe having 15 races as fixed events and have the possibility to rotate around five venues for example, year-by-year, to be able also to explore new markets or venues.”
- “It’s’ important when scheduling these 20 events that it will be in a way that is also sustainable for our people, and environmentally also sustainable.”