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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

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Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

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Record 22 F1 races for 2014?

2013-07-24 08:45

MORE F1 RACES FOR 2014: Russia, New Jersey and now Austria... F1 could be heading for a 22-race calendar in 2014. Image: AFP

With Austria's return to the sport, it's possible that F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone will ask the FIA to ratify a whopping 22-race Formula 1 calendar for in 2014.

Wheels24 reported that Ecclestone provisionally approved Austria's return to the sport in 2014.

With Russia and New Jersey also set to join the 2014 calendar, the schedule could blow out from 19 races in 2013 to an unprecedented 22.

'GREATLY CONCERNS TEAM BOSSES'

The prospect of returning to beautiful Styria was generally welcomed in F1 circles on Tuesday, "but there is (also) something that greatly concerns" the sport's team bosses, according to O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.

"(It is) the size of the next world championship. The issue will surely be discussed at the Hungaroring in the coming days," correspondent Livio Oricchio added.

The FIA is expected to release a draft calendar for the 2014 season in the coming weeks.
 
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