Haas workforce principal Guenther Steiner has warned Formulation 1 it may very well be reaching its “saturation issue” with a record-breaking 23-race calendar in 2021.
That determine features a brutal second half of the marketing campaign of 11 races in 15 weeks, comprising two triple-headers and two double-headers on three completely different continents.
Whereas considerations have been raised as to the calls for of such a schedule on the well-being of workforce personnel, Steiner has additionally recommended there may now be an excessive amount of of the game for the followers to devour.
“I imagine there’s a saturation issue of something and I don’t know the place that one lies [for F1], for the folks, for a way a lot they need to devour,” mentioned Steiner.
“It’s additionally troublesome to get extra out of, say, 16 races and preserve the exclusivity. It’s not as simple as saying ‘Okay, let’s go to folks [and say] that is unique and also you pay me extra’.
“That usually doesn’t work as properly as a result of not all people desires to be unique this a lot, to pay extra.”
Regardless of his reservations, Steiner feels subsequent season ought to function experimental to see if there’s the demand for such a quantity of racing.
“I believe that is the promoters job, to seek out out when is the saturation issue, how we are able to get essentially the most out of it for us and for the folks that watch it as a result of I believe that goes hand in hand,” added Steiner.
“I’m not within the promotion world, so they’ll have a look at it and I believe, for them, it’s higher to have extra races and they’re satisfied that the persons are not saturated but.
“So let’s see the way it works subsequent yr. It’s a great factor to attempt, however we’re nonetheless residing in a really unusual world with this corona, so I don’t suppose we are able to decide it simply with what we see at the moment.”
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