Prost expresses dislike for triple-headers – “I was losing a little bit of interest”

Alain Prost expressed his dislike for triple-headers, saying that they make the sport less interesting.

Prost is a four-time world champion and raced for a long time. Back in his day, a season ran for 14 races. Fast-forward to the present day, and F1 has revealed plans for 23 races in 2022.

It is obviously a huge jump in terms of keeping up with the sport, and while having more races is not a bad thing, there is a limit as to how many more can be squeezed in. It is made worse by the triple-header situation, with two of them confirmed for 2022.

Prost expressed his dislike for triple-headers, and stated that the sport will become too hectic with these measures introduced.

“Twenty three races is a lot,” the Frenchman told the ‘In the Fast Lane’ podcast.

“Very difficult for the teams, very difficult for the people travelling, some of the mechanics, engineers, team principals that (are) running all the races, some not always in a good condition, if you can imagine that, and it has to be very, very difficult.”

Alain Prost cycles into the paddock.
Prost (pictured) is not liking where F1 is heading. Source:

Keep things fresh

“(F1) has to stay also exceptional,” he continued.  

“I remember, maybe not this year, but the first time we had three races in a row. And even for me, I was losing a little bit of interest in a way because it’s too close.

“It’s a compromise between the number of races, the number of fans and obviously the money you can generate.

“But if you have more success and you will bring more sponsors in, maybe we could have also a little bit less races. (But) it looks like it’s not the way we are going.”

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