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Teams slam F1’s 2014 calendar and urge change
YEONGAM, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - Ferrari sharply criticized next year’s proposed Formula One calendar on Friday, saying the schedule is “almost impossible” and urging authorities to reduce the number of races by at least two.
“To be honest I’m still hoping we come back to the 20 races as per the current sporting regulation,” he added. “At the moment the calendar is not the best calendar possible in terms of logistics. For sure there are some good commercial reasons behind this that I am not aware of.”
As well as additional races, next year will see the re-introduction of in-season testing, stretching teams’ staffing levels and cost control.
Rivola said the freight and logistical costs are not necessarily easier on the major teams because they have more equipment and people to transport.
Sauber, a smaller, independent team, is also looking toward 2014 with concern.
“For us the biggest headache is definitely personnel because we, as a small team, we have to cover all races, tests and even demo events with the same number of people, the same crew,” Sauber team manager Beat Zehnder said. “The more events you have, obviously the more difficult it gets.
“Then the triple-header _ we would have to start packing up on Saturday in Monaco to make it to Jersey.”
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