For a few years now, F1 comes promising a schedule of 23 Grand Prizes, although a championship has never been contested with that amount of competitions for different reasons. This year, even with the coronavirus pandemic even as a great protagonist, the idea is to achieve that record figure. This was assured by the Italian Stefano Domenicali, head of the World Cup.
“The aim is to have the longest and most complex season with the 23 Grands Prix. We must be ready to change things, obviously we have alternative plans ”, admitted Domenicali in dialogue with Radio Anch'io lo sport already thirteen days of Emilia-Romagna GP, second date of the year.
Likewise, the executive dismissed raising the number of races in the season to 25 in the short term. "South Africa wants to return, we are discussing but not for 2022 but for 2023", clarified Domenicali, who trusted that the circuit of Imola will host a "Extraordinary career" next Sunday 18.
“I think I have seen a much more competitive Ferrari compared to last year. Mercedes and Red Bull are a bit above the others, but the ranges are much more compact compared to last year. The success of the Bahrain GP showed great dynamics on the track ”, celebrated.
The defending champion, the Englishman Lewis Hamilton, won the first date of the year at the Sakhir circuit, where his teammate Mercedesthe finnish Valtteri Bottas, completed the podium behind the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull).