In the years ahead, the FIA aims to add numerous latest circuits to the racing calendar. McLaren CEO Zak Brown contends the Formula One calendar is replete, but sees another route to contest in other countries.
In actuality, Brown enjoys looking at some of the other sports for inspiration. For instance, he believes that instead of racing at about the same tracks every season, Formula One should visit a variety of circuits once every two or three years. He believes that this would lead to the creation of diversity in the motorsport.
“The Olympics is every four, the World Cup. So, I think an ‘every other year’ scenario for some Grands Prix would maintain plenty of interest for these,” added the American businessman and former professional racing driver. He highlights the South African Grand Prix to be one of interest since “It is a continent with a big population and us going there would be a nice gesture.”
Zak Brown concurs with the FIA
The FIA has repeatedly indicated that it does not mandate out having 30 races on the itinerary in the upcoming years. Brown appears to believe that is not a smart option and that the organisation should not permit more than 23 races in a given season.
McLaren driver Lando Norris is currently ranked 7th on the drivers’ standings for this season at 35 points. Norris’ teammate Daniel Ricciardo is behind at rank 11 with 11 points.
The drivers and the teams on the grid will assemble again from 20 May-22 May 2022 for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.