Connect with us

2018 F1

Chase Carey Confirms 21 Grands Prix For 2018 F1 Calendar

Published

on

Formula 1 chief executive Chase Carey has announced that there will be 21 grands prix next year.

That is just one race more than this season, despite the fact the sport’s new owners Liberty Media have hinted that the calendar could expand to as many as 25.

“There will be 21 next year,” American Carey told Auto Motor und Sport.

“But the list of places that are interested fills a page. The priority is to make the 21 races that we do have better.”

However, Carey said he does have his eye on adding at least another US race in a ‘destination city’, like New York, Miami or Las Vegas.

“We have five or six cities in the United States that are interested,” he added.

Another possibility is that existing race promoters could actually drop out, particularly after Bernie Ecclestone recently admitted he had overcharged them.

Carey, however, said the problem is that F1 has not been delivering value.

“It’s not enough to sign a contract and then say ‘See you next year’. There must be more coming from our side.

“So we need to sit down with the organisers who have problems. But we have no plans to renegotiate the current agreements,” he insisted. “Our product has a certain value and it’s not as if we do not have alternatives.”

List of planned Grands Prix

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina
2018 Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne,
2018 Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring
2018 Azerbaijani Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit
2018 Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain
2018 Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps
2018 Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
2018 British Grand Prix – Silverstone
2018 Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
2018 Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
2018 French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
2018 German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
2018 Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
2018 Italian Grand Prix – Monza
2018 Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
2018 Monaco Grand Prix – Monte-Carlo
2018 Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom
2018 Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay Street Circuit
2018 Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
2018 USA Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F19 hours ago

Red Bull not looking behind at Ferrari – Marko

Red Bull-Honda is setting its sights on championship leaders Mercedes, not the struggling Ferrari team. That is the claim of...

2019 F19 hours ago

Too soon to say pressure getting to Gasly – Horner

Boss Christian Horner has backed new recruit Pierre Gasly after a difficult start to 2019 for the Red Bull driver....

2019 F19 hours ago

Mercedes still opposed to budget cap – Wolff

Toto Wolff has renewed Mercedes’ opposition to plans for team budget caps in 2021. In Melbourne, FIA president Jean Todt...

2019 F19 hours ago

Ricciardo needs harder skin for midfield life – boss

Cyril Abiteboul says Daniel Ricciardo may develop a “harder skin” for life further down the F1 grid. Having switched from...

2019 F19 hours ago

Italian press blasts weak Vettel

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari is not panicking after a bad start to the 2019 season. The entire paddock was stunned...

2019 F19 hours ago

Kubica does not regret F1 return

Robert Kubica insists he does not regret returning to formula one. The Pole had a horror weekend in Melbourne, which...

2019 F19 hours ago

Bottas ends difficult six months – Wolff

The newly-bearded Valtteri Bottas issued a serious rebuke to his detractors after winning the 2019 season opener in Melbourne. Mercedes...

2019 F124 hours ago

F1 2019 Driver and Team Standings – 2019 F1 Points Table

2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix Season Points Standings – Latest Updates of F1 Driver and Constructors Champions Standings – who...

2019 F11 day ago

Impossible to say if Williams can fix car – Kubica

Robert Kubica has confessed to “embarrassing” mistakes in Melbourne. But the Pole, returning to the grid after an eight year...

2019 F11 day ago

Sainz lost Red Bull race seat in 2017 F1

Carlos Sainz says he lost his chance to race for Red Bull at the end of 2017. Last year, when...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media