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F1 planning a ‘massive overhaul of its calendar’, reports say

The changes would be required by F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali in order to reduce the sport's environmental impact

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F1 is reportedly planning a revisal of its calendar starting from the 2024 season in order to reduce its environmental impact. The new plan, however, will have to deal with challenging weather and venues. 

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali. Image Credit: Formula 1

In the past years, Formula 1 had to face frequent backlash due to its calendar. Many accuse the sport of having an excessive carbon footprint mostly due to its often reckless travels around the globe. For example, the position of the Miami GP and Canadian GP in the 2023 calendar are seen as particularly damaging as they fall between European races.

Hence, in order to reduce its carbon footprint, the pinnacle of motorsport is now reportedly looking at options to better its impact through a ‘massive overhaul of its calendar’. According to, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has announced to the teams in Melbourne the intention to create a regionally-based calendar for the future.

Furthermore, the new calendar would include a triple header formed by Australia (17th March), China (24th March), and Japan (31st March). While nothing is yet confirmed, if such plans were to go ahead teams would have to deal with unfavourable weather conditions in Suzuka.

On the other side, what seems certain, however, is that the season opener will be held in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of March and one week before the start of Ramadan. From there on, the 2024 calendar remains unknown, although the same reports believe Domenicali has set the goal to have a season formed of 25 races.  Yet, it remains to be seen how the venues’ requests and the weather conditions as well as the teams’ personnel well-being will combine with F1 plans to get bigger and better than ever.

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  1. Similar reports already came in May last year & eventually, nothing changed for this season, so the not-new-anymore regional-based calendar plan mightn’t necessarily happen for next season either, but we’ll see.
    Suzuka can & usually is warm in March already, especially towards the end & Shanghai is no different, so chilly weather risk equally exists there with the same monthly average temps.
    Avoiding triple-headers altogether should be a high priority, though, & achievable even with 23-24 GPs.
    24 is the ‘default/base’ upper limit, with one more possible only if teams voted in favor, which won’t happen, considering their general negative views about GP increases over the years.

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