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Ecclestone: 2015 calendar to have 19 races

2014-06-24 09:17

AZERBAIJAN, NEW YORK GP? Bernie Ecclestone says he wants Azerbaijan and New York to feature on the F1 race calendar. Image: AP/ Matthias Schrader

The Formula 1 calendar will not break the 20-race barrier in 2015, reveals F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

In recent years, teams have expressed concerns that organising as many as twenty races in a single season would put unacceptable stress on personnel.

It won't happen in 2015, F1 chief executive Ecclestone admitted to Austria's Kleine Zeitung newspaper.

AZERBAIJAN ON THE CARDS

Asked how many races will be on the 2015 schedule, he said: "The same as this year, so 19."

However, that may be at the expense of one or two existing races.

When asked specifically about the reportedly incoming Azerbaijan, and the project in New York, he said: "We want to go to Azerbaijan for a street race. As for New York, we are still talking to them."

One provisional race date on the 2015 schedule is already known.  Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper says tickets for the 2014 Austrian GP on June 21 are already on sale.

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