F1, calendar 2023 generates indignation

calendar 2023 from Formula 1 It is the collection of various forms of indignation, especially from their owners Liberty Media Which seems to have poorly understood the way the official announcement was made, and the same is true for the teams.

Liberty Media replaced the FIA ​​timing

Either way, the key players in F1 were blown away by the methods used before FIA To detect Appointments in 2023, which would reach the record number of 24 races (in any case below the 25 limit set between the team and F1 management). Let’s start with who owns the series and is also the promoter, this is the reality with the head Stefano Domenicali. Liberty Media, by virtue of its role, collaborated in drafting the calendar, and worked personally to find agreements with individual GP regulators, while the International Consortium was led by Mohammed bin Salim Then I was limited to ratification (which is also happening in other chains such as the World Radiocommunication Conference). The 2023 edition of F1 that was officially presented yesterday, was only officially released by the FIA, and not in association with Liberty as is usually the case. The Corriere dello Sport Today tells the dramatic story of the owners who were displaced by this move as they were eliminated from all merit, and then underscore the fact that for some time the relations between the two realities came to a practical minimum.

Discontent between teams

But it is clear that even the teams themselves have been stunned by the way the FIA ​​operates and the timing in relation to the calendar endorsed by the World Motorsports Council. Location GPFansAlso reported by FormulaPassion. passionIn fact, he writes, teams only received three hours’ notice to vote electronically on their 2023 nominations list, even though the draft has already been circulated for some time as in these cases. As if that weren’t enough, it appears that the US trio plate for the races to be held from October 22 to November 5 in the US, Mexico and Brazil has yet to receive the official green light from the teams. However, there should be no obstacles to final approval, but the fact remains that discontent remains over the method used by the FIA ​​that is increasingly present in first person management of F1.

Belgian Grand Prix chaos

Another detail that annoyed the teams (and not just them) is the conflict of dates between Belgium Grand Prixwhich is traditionally placed after the summer break in August which instead in 2023 should take place on the weekend of July 30, and 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which takes place on the last weekend of July (so it has been for seventy years). Thus, it reports GPFansHowever, the organizers of the applicable date for the GT World Challenge had to move the event to July 1-2, forcing other races from other series to adjust accordingly (the world motorsport calendars do not conflict with each other). Moreover, on the altar of non-stop supply, it appears that the FIA ​​wanted to sacrifice the logistical needs of the teams (in addition to the fact that there is a ridiculous rule of three engines per season, which Even Ferrari From the mouth of team leader Binotto).

Criticism of the 2023 calendar explodes on the Internet

But criticism has also been squandered on the web, in this case more on feature appointments and the environmental sustainability of the calendar. Diego Catalano tweeted: “Stefano Domenicali told us, before the summer, about a calendar organized on a geographical basis to facilitate the 24 races and favor F1 green. Everything is dramatically neglected.” Giovanni Vincenzo Donatello adds: “F12023 calendar: 24 races, journeys without logic in the face of environmental sustainability, Belgian Grand Prix on the same day as GTWC 24h of Spa, which had to move the event, 3 races in the USA, GP Las Vegas day Saturday. Everything is fine for the FIA ​​and F1…”. Steve comments: “The season includes 24 races, but was there no other option to group the races by continent? (Canada in the middle of a European bloc is concerning)? You know, to save transportation costs, in transit times, CO2 emissions, things like that? “.