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Long calendar making Formula 1 'boring' - Villeneuve

2019-10-07 13:16
Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton

Ferraris Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (front) competes ahead of Mercedes British driver Lewis Hamilton during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 8, 2019. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

The Formula 1 calendar is becoming "too long and boring", according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

The outspoken Canadian's comments come after Max Verstappen predicted that a greater than 22-race calendar will lead to a spate of divorce in the F1 paddock.

'Too long and boring'

"It's too much," Villeneuve told Russia's Championat, as the FIA confirmed an unprecedented 22-race calendar for 2020 featuring new races in Vietnam and Zandvoort.



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To compensate for the extra race, winter testing has been reduced from 8 to 6 days.

"The calendar is becoming too long and boring. For fans it would be better if there were fewer races and more tests," Villeneuve said. 

"The new owners of the championship see more races as more income, and that's all that excites them. But I don't think it really benefits F1.

"The calendar is getting longer, and the audience is getting more bored," he added.

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