How has you missing some GP's made them irrelevant? Anyone could keep track of the score card without watching the race, but that means nothing.
Irrelevant, maybe something else such as unimportant. My point is too many GPs simply leave the calendar saturated.
Which is actually one lesson F1 could take from NFL, keep the calendar tight to make each event meaningful. Each team plays on 16 games in the regular season. It barely coveres 4 months. With only 8 home games, fans opportunities to see their teams play become less abundant and naturally more valuable. And some rival teams meet only every 4 years, which automatically grants certain games a "must watch" status.
Of course I do not suggest a 16GP season spread through 4 months, but F1 should try to become more valuable even if more rare instead of trying to become omnipresent.
My calendar would look like:
01 - Bahrain, I don't like it but their money is welcome, they should be encouraged to pay whatever ridiculous fee possible for the season opener priviledge and perhaps subsidize a test session
02 - Interlagos
03 - Mexico
04 - Spain, not necessarily Barcelona, which sufferes from its layout and all the testing already done
05 - Monaco
06 - USA, Austin, ideally before it's too hot, so early june.
07 - Canada, Montreal
08 - Paul Ricard
09 - Silverstone
10 - A1 Ring
11 - Hungaroring
12 - Spa
13 - Monza
14 - Baku, I kind of liked it
15 - Singapore
16 - Suzuka
17 - Melbourne
18 - Abu Dhabi, I don't like it but their money is welcome, they should be encouraged to pay whatever ridiculous fee possible for the season finale priviledge and perhaps subsidize a test session.
I find this calendar reasonable and possible without crampoing the TV schedules to the point of exaustion. It doesn't visit the whole world, but that's an impossible goal people should not be fixated with. Still, some rotations could be set on 5 year schedule so the calendar doesn't grow stale. Between Baku and Russia, and/or Austria and Germany, or even France and Spain. Something like that.
Edited by Atreiu, 31 December 2016 - 16:10.