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2025 f1 calendar 8 sprint races

Domenicali: 24 GPs not too many, F1 Sprint Races in high demand

2025 f1 calendar 8 sprint races

Riding the wave of Formula 1’s unprecedented global popularity and the demand for Grand Prix weekends, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says 24 rounds is not too much and revealed the high demand for Sprint Race weekends.

Some argue that the F1 calendar of 24 races is too much, over-kill with oversaturation for fans. But Domencial told Auto Motor und Sport: “It is wrong to say that 24 is ‘too much’. If the sport runs as well as it does now, fans will count the days until the next race.”

However, the F1 Chief conceded: “24 Grands Prix is ​​a good number. I think everyone involved in our sport should be happy with this situation.” Although the pressure on the teams and drivers is enormous, a large number of races also has its advantages. It means more attention for the teams and sponsors, which undoubtedly translates into higher income.

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Domenicali went on to add that because of high demand from venues, particularly in Asia, to host a Grand Prix weekend, his team are considering rotating certain races to cater for the avid interest of promoters in the region.

Regarding the track owners and promoters, Domenicali revealed that there is a call for more F1 Sprint Race weekends from hosts: “Figures show there is a demand for this. Currently, six sprints are held per season but this could increase to eight in the future.”

This season is the longest in the sport’s history with 24 rounds making up the 2024 F1 World Championship. Ditto 2025 but to supply the demand, more could be added beyond the end of next season. Whatever happens, more Sprint Race weekends are likely to be on the cards.

Big Question: What’s Formula 1’s saturation point for race weekends and sprint races?