F1 boss says more than 20 races too much
17 December, 2011
Dec.17 (Reuters) Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said there were plenty of potential new grand prix hosts around the world but added he was loathe to extend the calendar beyond 20 races.
“We have enough countries waiting (to come on board) but I think we have to stop now,” he said. “It’s difficult for the people who work in Formula One with all the travelling. They never see their families, that’s the big problem.”
Ecclestone said he was particularly proud about the improvements in driver safety during his 30-plus years in charge of the sport.
“If somebody has an accident today in a Formula One car, pick whatever speed you like, you see these guys have a big accident, undo their safety belts and get out – which is wonderful.”