13: Unusual Calendar To Be Expected For F1 2020

13: Unusual Calendar To Be Expected For F1 2020


In these unprecedented times, could Formula 1 run unusual experiments in 2020? The obvious suggestions have been running races clockwise and anti-clockwise or running ‘Grand Slam’ races or a 2020-21 super season. But could Formula 1 also explore more unusual options? How about racing on a non-weekend day? Okay, if that’s doesn’t make the cut with you, would a quadruple header do?
Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast (https://bit.ly/insidelinef1pod) , we foresee Liberty Media turning into a race promoter this season to host ‘TV-only’ or ‘fan-free’ races (mark our words!). Could the French Grand Prix be offered a surprise promotion in 2020 despite delivering a miserable race in 2019? Would the Virtual Grands Prix be as much fun without the driver banter? We explain the dilemma behind the to-be lowered budget caps and we guess the four teams that Zak Brown thinks could face extinction in 2020. Tune in!
(Season 2020, Episode 13)
Here’s what’s in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00 – The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled. Will France, Austria or Silverstone host the opening round of the season?
3:00-6:00 – An unexpected resurrection + promotion could be coming up for the French Grand Prix in 2020, unless this race gets cancelled, too
6:00-9:00 – Formula 1 should run unusual ‘Grand Prix Experiments’ in 2020. Hear our list that includes – a quadruple header? A non-Sunday race day?
9:00-12:00 – A ‘TV-only’ or ‘fan-free’ race might be a wise in-between solution for Formula 1 to host races in 2020. But it’s not as simple as organising a race and not selling tickets!
12:00-15:00 – Will Liberty Media go from being rights holders to race promoters in 2020? There’s millions of television viewers waiting for a live sporting event. Which sport will get there first?
15:00-18:00 – Is it the Virtual Grand Prix that’s fun or the banter between the drivers? We’re sure it’s the latter
18:00-21:00 – The dilemma behind Formula 1’s lower budget caps – we explain how customer teams could get to spend more than the manufacturer teams
21:00-end РWe guess the four Formula 1 teams that Zak Brown believes could be in danger of extinction in 2020 
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Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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