Formula 1 desires and must develop additional. As effectively as extra dash races, there is additionally discuss of a reverse grid – what precisely does that imply for the way forward for motorsport?
Monza – The final race at Monza (eleventh September) was simply the discuss of the Formula 1 world and the upcoming Grand Prix in Singapore (2nd October) has already set the racing calendar for the approaching season. A return to Shanghai and a new monitor in Las Vegas, however the French GP may even be omitted. With 24 races within the season, that is two greater than the final two years.
In any case, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is enthusiastic: “We are delighted to have the ability to announce the 2023 calendar with 24 races world wide. Formula 1 locations unprecedented calls for on racing and it is necessary that we discover the appropriate stability for the game as a entire.”
But that is precisely what many followers see otherwise! “Quantity over high quality, it appears” writes one Instagram person, with many others fearful in regards to the groups and drivers at many GPs. In reality, the race ought to be higher break up over the subsequent few years. The plan was that there could be much less environmental, psychological and bodily stress. However, in case you take a look at the race calendar for 2023, it does not actually look that manner.
Formula 1 CEO Domenicali on the way forward for the motorsport collection
Domenicli additionally has huge plans for subsequent season. There are already three contested dash races this 12 months: Imola, Austria and Brazil. If he has his manner, this mini GP ought to be much more current. But not solely that, it talks about bonus factors for the quickest within the free apply session. “I would love the free apply session on Friday to be upgraded and possibly given factors for it. I would love Friday to be extra according to Saturday’s race in thoughts, probably with the stylistic machine of a reversed beginning grid, reasonably than a third apply session,” mentioned the Formula 1 CEO.
We are speaking about a “reverse grid”, that means that the quickest in free apply will then begin final in Saturday’s race. The concept of racing on this format has been round for a very long time and was even thought-about in relation to F1 sprints. But thus far not solely followers but in addition staff bosses like Toto Wolff have spoken out towards it. The world’s most necessary motorsport collection mustn’t turn out to be a lottery.
But Domenicali sees issues otherwise: “We put a lot of concepts on the desk. Lots of people say no, however we have seen many instances that a combined beginning grid makes for a actually thrilling race with a lot of overtaking maneuvers. We nearly needed to strive it!” (Ihe)