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F1 News & Discussions => General F1 Discussion => Topic started by: Luke on April 16, 2019, 05:40:53 PM

Title: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: Luke on April 16, 2019, 05:40:53 PM
... Liberty Media are in discussions with 6 Chinese cities to host a second race, with the new one being on a street circuit. 

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/142816/f1-exploring-second-china-race-on-street-track (https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/142816/f1-exploring-second-china-race-on-street-track)
Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: Calman on April 16, 2019, 06:14:47 PM
Oh here we go again!!!!

Mind you, makes a change from Liberty HQ banging on about a race in Miami/Vegas.    Give them another six months and they will be drawing up a 58 race calendar for 2021.   ::)

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: Luke on April 16, 2019, 06:18:31 PM
58?  Sounds reasonable.  We could have double headers with events in North Korea and South Korea on the same weekend. 
Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: Calman on April 16, 2019, 06:31:24 PM
True. 

Who knows, if things get closer to 70 races in a season, we could have a race at Mrs Browns corner shop and Mrs Smiths Vegetable stand at the opposite end of the street (3 days apart of course, otherwise, that would be madness).

On a slightly more serious note, here is the 2020 rundown from RaceFans's perspective ...
https://www.racefans.net/2020-f1-season/2020-f1-calendar/

Best Regards,
Cal :)

Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on April 16, 2019, 07:09:45 PM
He says OZ is contracted to open the season, but I believe Yas Marina is also contracted to be last, so that schedule wouldn't work.
Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: cosworth151 on April 16, 2019, 07:18:40 PM
Maybe they could get a couple of airport shuttle buses to transport the entire crowd from Shanghai to the new venue.
Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: Calman on April 16, 2019, 08:39:57 PM
Maybe they could get a couple of airport shuttle buses to transport the entire crowd from Shanghai to the new venue.
Now ... that is taking F1 to a whole new level indeed!!!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Because the Chinese Grand Prix is so popular...
Post by: Alianora La Canta on April 16, 2019, 09:35:39 PM
Well, I suppose they need something to fill the gap if they manage to drop the 4 races that are still due to end their contracts at the end of this year (it was 5 but I think one of them re-signed; I've forgotten which, but it's neither Silverstone nor Mexico).