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#1 BorkoF2012

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 18:33

Do you think this year's F1 calendar is the worst ever? So many long breaks between races, it has never been like that.. Three weeks between Malaysia and China, three weeks between Bahrain and Spain, three weeks between Canada and Great Britain, another three weeks after Germany, and than four after Hungary.. From July 8th until August 25 there will be only one race, one race in seven weeks. F1 is by far my favorite sport, but this year I am totally uninterested for F1 between those huge breaks, I am reading much less news than ever before. I really hope it won't be like this in 2014.

Edited by BorkoF2012, 03 May 2013 - 18:34.


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#2 Deluxx

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 21:51

No.

#3 jondon

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 21:56

In 1965 the first race was jan 1st and the second was may 30th.

#4 Myrvold

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 22:58

The race in Hungary is a bit weird, calendar wise. But as I said in the build up/speculation Barcelona - Thread. It is better for the teams, both economical and personel-wise.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 00:00

It's F1 in slow motion!

Formula One 2013: The world's fastest sport at the world's slowest rate!

#6 ryan86

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 00:12

It does feel if there's a lot of gaps in the first half of the season, and then a lot of events crammed in towards the end. Quite how you'd work it different is a harder question to answer.

#7 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:57

3 weeks between Malaysia and China is becoming the norm so not exclusive to 2013 I don't think
3 weeks between Bahrain and Spain the same
3 weeks between Canada and Britain is only because of the New Jersey race being cancelled so that's a 1 off
3 weeks between Germany and Hungary is only because of the mooted 'TBA European race' not taking place so that's a 1 off
4 weeks between Hungary and Belgium is pretty much the norm (though last year it was 5 weeks)

So really when you look at it, 2 of the 3 week gaps are 1 offs, and the 4 week gap is actually 1 week less than last year, so not really as bad as it seems on paper.

#8 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:39

The race in Hungary is a bit weird, calendar wise. But as I said in the build up/speculation Barcelona - Thread. It is better for the teams, both economical and personel-wise.

Really, how come we have three times back to back races in october and november then? There are six races planned between october 6h to november 24th

#9 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:13

This year's calendar is poorly spread out. Some late season races need to be moved to the early season.

Worst ever, I don't think so. Others have rightly pointed out when the season stretched from January and there were even fewer races.

I'm not sure if it was 1999 or 2000 or around that time that ever race was two weeks apart and the teams hated it because they got no real break, so a couple of longer breaks are needed. But at the moment it's pretty poorly thought out. I hope next year they can get things fixed a bit.

Is there any reason India and Korea are in the late season apart from to give the organisers more time to prepare their tracks the first year? They have no real tradition of a certain spot on the calendar so I imagine at least one could "do a Malaysia" and move to near the beginning. Obviously Singapore and Abu Dhabi are preferred at opposite ends to Malaysia and Bahrain respectively.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 19:06

In 1965 the first race was jan 1st and the second was may 30th.


With major non-points races held at Brands, Syracuse, Goodwood and Silverstone in March-May. Not to mention various national F2 events featuring many of the usual GP names.

Edited by Risil, 04 May 2013 - 19:06.


#11 ryan86

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 21:55

Do we have any idea when Sochi will be in the calender?

#12 black magic

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 22:25

clearly race cancellation is the difference.

certainly doing nothing for the "show"

#13 darkkis

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 22:40

Do we have any idea when Sochi will be in the calender?

Hopefully never.

#14 remdev

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:48

Do we have any idea when Sochi will be in the calender?


November 2014 asfaik

#15 teejay

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:34

If one is unhappy feel free to start a racing series where they are on track each week.. or go watch Nascar

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:40

Do you think this year's F1 calendar is the worst ever? So many long breaks between races, it has never been like that.. Three weeks between Malaysia and China, three weeks between Bahrain and Spain, three weeks between Canada and Great Britain, another three weeks after Germany, and than four after Hungary.. From July 8th until August 25 there will be only one race, one race in seven weeks. F1 is by far my favorite sport, but this year I am totally uninterested for F1 between those huge breaks, I am reading much less news than ever before. I really hope it won't be like this in 2014.


I very much agree. I think the calendar should be something like this:

17.3.2013 Australia
24.3.2013 Malaysia
31.3.2013
7.4.2013 China
14.4.2013 Bahrain
21.4.2013
28.4.2013 Test week
5.5.2013
12.5.2013 Spain
19.5.2013
26.5.2013 Monaco
2.6.2013 Holiday
9.6.2013 Factories
16.6.2013 Closed

23.6.2013 Canada
30.6.2013 New Jersey
7.7.2013
14.7.2013 Britain
21.7.2013
28.7.2013 Germany
4.8.2013 Hungary
11.8.2013 Holiday
18.8.2013 Factories
25.8.2013 Closed

1.9.2013 Belgium
8.9.2013 Italy
15.9.2013
22.9.2013 Singapore
29.9.2013
6.10.2013 Korea
13.10.2013 Japan
20.10.2013
27.10.2013 India
3.11.2013 Abu Dhabi
10.11.2013
17.11.2013 USA
24.11.2013 Brazil

#17 BorkoF2012

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:46

If one is unhappy feel free to start a racing series where they are on track each week.. or go watch Nascar

I am not saying they should be racing every week. 19 races is more than enough, but we had 19 races in 2005, 2010, 2011 and in my opinion schedules in those years were a lot better than in 2013. 2010 calendar was really good.

#18 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:51

November 2014 asfaik

Isn't it like very cold in Russia at that time? I believe even the Russian football teams have a break from november to march.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 16:25

Isn't it like very cold in Russia at that time? I believe even the Russian football teams have a break from november to march.

Sochi is on the Black Sea, so a little warmer than most of Mother Russia. According to Wiki it has an average high in November of 59°F (15°C) and average low is 46°F (8°C) so not as bad as you imagine but not exactly perfect.

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#20 ryan86

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 17:15

I was thinking between Italy and Singapore in mid-September would be where I would have it.

#21 Dolph

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 18:43

Isn't it like very cold in Russia at that time? I believe even the Russian football teams have a break from november to march.


Well, first of all Russia is a very large country and Sochi is one of the most Southern parts of the country there are. However, if they have winter Olympic games then I'd suspect that November shoud be cold. Unless there are mountains.

#22 lustigson

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:35

Sochi is on the Black Sea, so a little warmer than most of Mother Russia. According to Wiki it has an average high in November of 59°F (15°C) and average low is 46°F (8°C) so not as bad as you imagine but not exactly perfect.

It's so NOT cold in Sochi that they're importing snow for the 2014 Olympics, aren't they? ;)

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:17

It is bizarre to have a three week break in June. This year's calendar seems to be a mess. This is the third three-week break and we have had only 7 races so far.