In 2020 Formula 1 had to reshuffle and include new races in the calendar, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Toto Wolff thinks this is an “interesting concept”.
The 2020 Formula 1 calendar had to be completely revamped due to the COVID-19 crisis. This led to the teams having to adapt to certain circuits and conditions with no prior experience. For example the Tuscan Grand Prix marked the first time a Formula 1 race was held at the Mugello Circuit. Toto Wolff likes the concept.
“I think it is an interesting new concept that was born out of necessity to have more races in this COVID era,” said Wolff.
“It is interesting. You certainly see more variability, teams show up with not a lot of knowledge of these tracks and you can see the performances are very different to the tracks that we have to a lot of times.
“You come to Silverstone and you have been here every single year so therefore there is not a lot you can optimise by just being creative, being flexible in the thinking because we have been there so many times. I like the concept.”
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However Toto Wolff doesn’t think a rotating F1 calendar would be possible in the future due to agreements with the promoters.
“I think the refinancing would obviously be much more difficult because the promoters need to have money by selling tickets and therefore, having a year off and a year on, I am not sure it works for them.”