23 is nothing, you can easily do 26.
how about this:
1 Jeddah (Asaudi Arabia) [ 4-6 march ]
2 Sakhir (Bahrain) * [ 11-13 march ]
3 Losail (Qatar) [ 18-20 march ]
4 Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi) [ 1-3 april ]
5 Marina Bay (Singapore) * [ 8-10 april ]
6 Melbourne (Australia) [ 15-17 april ]
7 Suzuka (Japan) [ 29 april-1 may ]
8 Miami (USA) * [ 13-15 may ]
9 Montreal (Canada) [ 20-22 may ]
10 Silverstone (UK) [ 3-5 june ]
11 Zandvoort (Netherlands) * [ 10-12 june ]
12 Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) [ 17-19 june ]
13 Le Castallet (France) [ 1-3 july ]
14 Barcelona (Spain) * [ 8-10 july ]
15 Monte Carlo (Monaco) [ 22-24 july ]
16 Monza (Italie) [ 29-31 july ]
3 weeks of SUMMER OFF SEASON
17 San Marino (Imola) * [ 26-28 august ]
18 Hockenheim (Germany) [ 2-4 september ]
19 Spielberg (Austria) [ 16-18 september ]
20 Budapest (Hungary) * [ 23-25 september ]
21 Istanbul (Turkey) [ 7-9 october ]
22 Sochi (Russia) [ 14-16 october ]
23 Baku (Azerbaijan) * [ 21-23 october ]
24 Austin (USA) [ 4-6 november ]
25 Mexico City (Mexico) [ 11-13 november ]
26 Sao Paulo (Brazil) * [ 18 - 20 november ]
* Includes sprint race
Additional points or cups/medals could be awarded for the top 3 drivers (and teams) winning the Euro-cups, the Middle-East cups, Asia Cups, N-America cups, etc.
So for example:
Let's make it a Middle East, Asia & Oceania Cup - this concists of the first 7 GP's. The top 3 of points achieved during this stage will be the winners of the first Cup. The drivers and teams will get special trophies for this, and be awarded points:
winner: 3 points, 2nd : 2 points, 3rd : 1 point.
Then we will start in the North, Central & South American cup, but there are only 2 GP's at the start, untill the circus returns there after Baku for the final 3 GP's. So this cup will remain open.
Then we will start in the EuroCup, where the UK will be included (Geographic cups).
A total of 13 races will be held during the 'Eurocup' series.
At Baku, the EuroCup series will finish and as such, the winner and points will be awarded of those 13 GP's (In other words, the AsiaCup and AmeriCup points will not count, so only the points of races 10 till 23).
The winner of this cup will get 3 points, 2nd 2 points, and last 1 point.
Then we will return to the American-Cup, with the final 3 GP's (COTA, MEX, BRA).
At the finish of Brazil, the winner of this cup will be decided, as the points of races of Canada, Miami, Austin, Mexico and Brazil will be counted.
The winner of this Cup - again - will get 3 points, 2nd gets 2, 3rd gets 1 point.
This means that any driver is able to make an extra 9 of points during the season.
It also means that one driver might have accumalated more points in the US cup than the other.
It would make the total of points that could be achieved (under the condition that sprint cups will have a top 3 points given of 3,2 and 1 point) as such:
650 points of the total 26 races (wins).
27 points of the total 9 sprint races (wins).
26 points of the total 26 fastest lap awards.
9 points of the total 3 world cups (wins).
meaning there are a total of 712 points to be achieved for a driver should he fully dominate everything.
Offcourse, since the EuroCup has 14 races, and the AsiaCup 7, and the AmericaCup 5, double points could be awarded for the races in those GP's, or the Cup points (or the Sprint / Fastest Lap points) if the concensus would be that the differences in races would make it unfair in points. Even though that in itself makes it all the more interesting.
The interesting aspect will be that there are now many variables that could decide the championship:
Due to there being an even amount of races, the Main races and fastest lap points can get two drivers fighting for the championship 'evenly' on equal points on a tie.
The uneven amount of sprint races however can greatly change this: if one of those two drivers win one more sprint race than the other, this could decide the championship by 1 point.
But, at the same time, there also is the uneven amount of points to be achieved during the world cup award points.
This would mean that the championship could also be decided by the world cup.
At the same time, both drivers could come back to a draw, if one driver wins 1 sprint race more than the other, but the other winning 1 World Cup more than the other.
Then the tie would be decided imo by the driver that won the most World Cups, making this a far more essential part of Formula 1.
IMO this would make an interesting extra to the calender. 26 races might be a lot, but with 52 weeks in a year, let's be honest, it's just half a year of weekends.
Races can start from the beginning of March untill beginning November. Should be warm enough for acceptable race circumstances, and big enough of a timespan to have travel time, rest time, and so on. Budget Cap can be adjusted to house sufficient personel.
there can be put a non-race weekend after each triple-header, and when switching between Cups.
offseason can be three weeks off.
During a racing season, this means we will have no more than three weeks of non-racing interval between any GP.
Right now we have racing from late march till mid December.
yes, it's pretty tight packed with the races following eachother, that's true, but even then there is space for getting decent in between. especially if the logical way of travelling is concidered, it will make things a lot easier and lighter.
there's plenty of people getting way, way less paid like cops, security, hospital care, etc. that work many more weeks and weekends with varying hours including night shifts, and they get paid way, way less with way less prospects.
I would argue that travelling crew members get paid quite well so it's good pay, adventurous, and so on. they have to pay rent, but when they're not at home, they don't consume their bills as much either, and the teams pay their consume during work.
there are only 4 triple headers.
Again, these are 26 GP's (30 if you combine the distance of sprint races), but even then there's still plenty of room.
You can easily add 2 or 3 gp's to this calendar, or scratch one european race like switch between Imola and Monza between the seasons, and then you have 4 different venue's to the above added. China and Vietnam can be held before and after Japan, You could add another continent in the form of Morocco a week after Spain, and 'all' it does is add 3 weeks to the calendar and cause 2 more triple headers.
Even another US GP can be added to the timespan of Miami and Canada, like a Los Angeles or Las Vegas (Night) GP.
Last edited by Manoah2u on Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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