Zak Brown: rotation calendar is the “best approach”

(Motorsport-Total.com) – Rights holder Liberty Media has the (provisional) race calendar for the season ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix 2020 released. For the first time in the history of Formula 1, this includes (**************************************************************************************************) And yet, with the Hockenheimring, another of the long-standing traditional tracks on one of the European core markets falls by the wayside.

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Zak Brown is one Fan of the idea of ​​a rotation calendar in Formula 1 Zoom Download

A solution to keeping the Hockenheims and Barcelona of this world in the long term could be a rotation calendar. The idea is simple: some Grands Prix, which either have a special sporting status (such as Monte Carlo) or are financially particularly lucrative (Sochi, Abu Dhabi), could continue to be held each year.

Other Grands Prix, who basically want to stick to Formula One but may not have the financial means to make a loss every year, could alternate every two years. For example Barcelona and Le Castellet, Spielberg and Budapest or Hockenheim and the Nürburgring.

In this way, Formula One could open up new markets worldwide, but still serve the European core regions at regular intervals. For McLaren boss Zak Brown this would be “the best solution” in terms of the design of the racing calendar, as he reveals in an interview with 'Motorsport-Total.com'

“The World Cup and The Olympics also take place every four years – for example, can you rotate Austria and Germany, or Spain and Holland? “He asks. “Then you would continue to be present in these markets and create extra exclusivity, because there is not a race every year, but the calendar would not be bigger than it is today.”

“No solution”, on the other hand in his opinion, how (**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) and then also suggested by Toto Wolff , the calendar on 15 Reduce racing. The financial losses can not be offset by the potential effect of making the individual Grand Prix more exclusive and the principle of supply and demand driving up the price.

15 instead of 22 Races would presumably (*****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************). But then there are also contracts with TV stations and sponsors who would probably pay less for fewer races. The loss at seven races then quickly adds up to (***************************************************) Millions of dollars and more.

not that the idea is still pursued: “I do not think that's going to happen, but I'm a fan of the idea that races alternate from year to year, the more markets we occupy, the better.” Especially since organizers such as in Hockenheim could not pay even if they were one of (*****************************) instead of one of

“Take Silverstone, for example,” explains Brawn. “Silverstone sold out this year and they can not afford to pay more for Formula One just because there are fewer races overall, so I think we should stick to the number of races we have right now . “

In one point he agrees with the essence of the idea of ​​Abiteboul and Wolff:” I think there is a point where logistically there will be too many races, even for the people who work in the race team. ” The (****************************************************************************************************.

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