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Verstappen questions the 2020 calendar length

Max Verstappen claimed that the extension of the next Formula 1 season from 20 to 22 races will lead mechanics to leave their teams.

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Verstappen questions the 2020 calendar length
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With the introduction of the Hanoi and Zandvoroot race into the calendar, the 2020 season will be the longest in the Formula 1 history.

The Red Bull talent, Max Verstappen pointed out his concerns over the extension, underlining that it will lead mechanics to divorce. In particular, the Dutch Driver, claimed that some of the crew members arrive on Monday or Tuesday during the race week. A calendar of 22 race would be excessive to them, according to Verstappen.

"I think we should just pick the best tracks out there - I know they want to make money, but they also have to think about the mechanics who rock up to the track.

"They 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 them it's not a problem, they can easily do 30, because they're only away for three days.

"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."on't agree with 22 races a year,"

Sergio Perez, asked over the same question, expressed the same opinion as Verstappen. The Racing Point’s driver indicated that drivers would not suffer that much cause they love driving, despite the gargantuan amount of commitments. Instead, the workload for mechanics would be simply unmanageable.

"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.

"But also for the mechanics. They're here since Monday, they leave sometimes on Tuesday, so it's already I think on the very high side for the people that work in the teams."

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