Wurz hits out at Liberty’s calendar plans

Alex Wurz has hit out at Formula 1’s plans to schedule longer and longer annual calendars by potentially shortening the race weekend format to just two days. Wurz, a former F1 driver and now president of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, accused Liberty Media of trying to schedule more races at any cost. “For example, if you cancel Friday at six grands prix, that gives you two more race weekends. “But Formula 1 also makes money this way,” he said. “It is the organiser who pays for the grand prix so it’s the circuit who pays the extra costs. Wurz said many F1 race promoters are already struggling for profitability, making the plan “far from ideal” for them.

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