Pierre Gasly thinks that races at the Circuit de Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps should remain in the Formula 1 calendar.
The current Concorde Agreement implies a maximum of 24 races in a year. With the addition of the Las Vegas GP as well as the return of the Qatar GP and the Chinese GP next year, some of the current Grands Prix are likely to be dropped out of the calendar.
The Belgian GP and the Monaco GP are believed to be in danger of being removed from the calendar. Gasly stated that those races are special for him and he would like to keep them.
“[One is] a home race, Monaco kind of feels like a home race, and Spa is the closest race to my hometown, so I usually have a lot of support there,” he said.
“I think they are very iconic tracks; Spa and Monaco are my two favorite tracks. I think they are clearly part of the history and the DNA of Formula 1 and they deserve to be, and should be, on the calendar every year.
“We know in F1 nowadays, there are a lot of things involved in how they plan the whole season, so we’ll see what happens, but, personally, I really hope that we can keep them over the next few years.
“It will be a bit of a shocker if Monaco is taken out of the calendar, I must admit. It’s probably the most iconic race in the world.
“Talking to non-F1 fans, everybody has heard about Monaco for various reasons, whether it’s racing, whether it’s party-related or whether it’s all the action that happens around the Grand Prix.
“It’s a very iconic weekend and I really hope that we get to experience it as drivers, because it’s probably the toughest track of the season, the most challenging, and I must say it’s my favorite one, but also for the fans.”