Despite the pandemic Formula 1 is still able to complete a record number of 22 Grands Prix during the current season, while in 2022 the record will already be broken, with 23 events scheduled to take place, as confirmed last Friday. Italian manager Stefano Domenicali, the current CEO of the Formula One Group, admitted that is is happy about how things are going.
This year was a puzzle for the organisation of Formula 1: due to the general worldwide situation, it was difficult to reach the record number of races, but as a result of the flexibility of the organisation and the teams they managed to create an extensive calendar. They are still going to surpass this great achievement next year, but fortunately in that calendar the teams and the hard working staff have been taken into account.
“Next year, we’ve launched the calendar with 23 Grands Prix. Thanks to the promoters and the teams, we have adjusted the calendar to start in the middle of March and finish on 20 November, one month before Christmas. We were keen to have the right rhythm for the calendar while also keeping the three-week summer break and giving hard-working personnel enough of a break at the end of the season,” says the CEO at The Formula 1.
In 2022 there will not only be a record number of races, with great expectation for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, which has been confirmed on the calendar. During the current championship, we will also see new circuits in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as the addition of these new tracks and events in a short time shows that there is definitely interest in Formula 1 which is very good news for the future.
“Regarding the future beyond 2022, there will be some other good news coming out soon, which I don’t want to spoil by saying now. We are going in the right direction and have reached a point where we can choose where F1 will go in the future.” – the former Ferrari boss explained.
The amount of requests to host a Grand Prix is overwhelming, but also something the sport should be very proud of. “It shows our platform is attractive with more and more governments seeing it as an opportunity to develop their businesses, local economy and awareness of their community. Exciting times ahead.” – Stefano Domenicali concluded.