Marko: ‘We can organize two-day events’ Formula 1

Marko: ‘We can organize two-day events’

By Srihari HS 20 maart 2020 | 17:45

Helmut Marko says Formula 1 will have about eighteen races in 2020.

“The plan now is to catch up with cancelled events with a more intensive calendar. In the summer break and in December those races could still be scheduled so that we keep a calendar with about eighteen races,” the Red Bull advisor told ORF Radio.

Initially, 22 Grands Prix were planned for 2020. The Austrian believes that four of those races will be dropped. The rest could be postponed to later dates.

“If we remove the Friday practice sessions, we can organize two-day events. We are also considering having double events take place on certain circuits,” Marko added, suggesting there could be two races on one circuit, as is the case with Formula 2.

FIA and Formula 1 postpone regulatory changes

The regulation change meant to start from 2021 have been delayed to 2022. It was already clear that this measure would also be implemented since nine out of ten Formula 1 teams voted last Monday. Only Ferrari wanted some time, but in the most recent meeting, Mattia Binotto was convinced.

“Due to the current uncertain financial situation, it has been decided that the teams will participate in the races in 2021 with the 2020 chassis,” the FIA concluded according to the Austrian site. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)



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