McLaren is annoyed with F1’s schedule for 2022, saying the number of races is way above the ideal number.
F1 recently released their calendar for 2022, and it has a greater number of races than usual. It has 23 races, and they will be held in a tight 245-day timeframe. This has been deemed ridiculous by fans and by some teams, and among them is McLaren.
McLaren is annoyed with F1’s schedule for 2022, and Team Principal Andreas Seidl revealed his reservations regarding it.
“I think it’s important to wait for official communication regarding next year’s calendar since there is conflicting information,” he said, as quoted by GrandPX.news.
“I don’t want to talk too much about it because it’s Stefano’s (Domenicali’s) task, but we have a clear position on what we want for the calendar next season.
“Our position has not changed. For us, an ideal calendar has 20 races. Fifteen could be fixed events, with the remaining five varying from season to season in order to explore new venues and markets.”
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali spoke about the schedule, and said that he is very happy with the idea of 23 races taking place.
“The season will start in mid-March and end in mid-November,” he said.
“I am very happy to have completed the 22-race calendar as promised.
“We have already given very solid proof of F1’s ability to adapt and manage the situation in a flexible way, allowing all fans to fully experience the emotions the championship is giving.
Domenicali’s words come on the heels of multiple F1 teams expressing their disapproval with the idea. Although it will end two weeks before the usual schedule, it will have an extra race for teams to work towards.