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Is 23 races in a season too many?

It'll be fine.
No it's too many.
I'll wait and see.
It's just for the money.
I want more.

Author Topic: 23 for 22?  (Read 804 times)

Offline Willy

Re: 23 for 22?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2021, 09:18:02 PM »
It matters not to me.
I don't get to watch live anyway so as long as F1 TV has them on, I can watch when I want.

Offline monty

Re: 23 for 22?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2021, 10:27:55 AM »
It is a bit odd to extend the calendar while putting further cost restrictions in place but I'm sure (if all the races actually take place) the teams will cope.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: 23 for 22?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2021, 12:16:12 PM »
The teams don't seem to be coping with the current calendar (visibly exhausted to the point of dropping performance 8 races before the end, with even a 2-week break not improving things), I don't see how they're magically going to cope better with more rounds.
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Offline Jericoke

Re: 23 for 22?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2021, 06:49:28 PM »
The teams don't seem to be coping with the current calendar (visibly exhausted to the point of dropping performance 8 races before the end, with even a 2-week break not improving things), I don't see how they're magically going to cope better with more rounds.

It won't be magical, it will be management.  F1  is very much a technical sport, but it's also a logistical one.  The teams who excel at the technical aspects tend to do better, but over a long season, whoever works out the logistics will find they have an edge. 

Part of Mercedes' successes over Ferrari was that the team kept more disciplined over the season than Ferrari did.  Red Bull seems to be pulling the same trick on Mercedes now.

There's always talk about F1 technology 'trickling down' to real world cars. F1 pit stops have been used as a template for complex procedures being coordinated.  Running an F1 team can also lead to new ways of running a high performance organization.  Maybe they don't need as many people at the track.  Maybe certain tasks can be rotated better so different people are traveling from weekend to weekend.

Or maybe it's not a solvable problem at all, and the teams will have to fight for a bigger cap to have enough people.  (More races should mean more money for the teams.  They've gotten together on issues before, they can do it again)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: 23 for 22?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2021, 11:55:08 AM »
My point is they haven't got the management to handle the current calendar. If one has too much of something, one cannot expect success by adding more of it. (Especially since, as far as I can tell, this is hitting everyone equally, and impairing the quality of competition equally. That's why I haven't put in a Heroes or Zeroes this time - it was such an unmemorable race for me that the only thing that jumped out was that everyone was too exhausted to do their best work, including the winner).

Note that teams are barred from rotating more than 10 staff in a year, and if exhaustion's an issue, more staff rather than less would be the staff-numbers-based way to alleviate it. It would require 60 more staff per team (plus 100% extra on the travelling staff of all other entities that are meant to do the whole calendar rather than one/a few rounds) and permission to do a full rotation every year (including drivers and team leaders) to work, along with the increase in permitted funding to pay for all that.
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