The proposed calendar for the 2020 F1 championship has been confirmed totally: despite the rumours about the Zandvoort contestations mounting and the doubts about Hanoi venue, all the 22 races are now planned for taking place.
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If the major worries are about the venues, some drivers have been clear on the human side of carrying on more races than ever before.
Max Verstappen pointed out the question by describing the mechanics situation: "I don't agree with 22 races a year” – said the Dutch to Autosport – “[Mechanics] arrive Monday or Tuesday to build everything up while the big bosses arrive on a Saturday or maybe even a Saturday morning and fly even during the race back home. For most of the people it's at least five or six days, and then I'm not even complaining about us, it's the mechanics, they can file for a divorce straight away if there's going to be more."
Sergio Perez also added to Autosport: "It's a lot of action. Not for drivers, we love racing, although it's a lot of big commitments, because we don't only have the racing, we have the simulator, sponsorship events, we have to keep fit and so on, so it's a lot - it's over the limit.
“I'm more concerned for the mechanics, and engineers, I think they're the ones who are going to be quite worried. I doubt they will be able to have any social life at this level, so it's very hard. There will be a point where we might be looking to have two crews, and splitting them or something."