Wolff: 2021 Asian triple-header ‘not great’
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he is not a big supporter of the triple-headers scheduled for 2021. On the new calendar, Formula 1 will race six times in seven weeks.
The first of these two triple-headers will come directly after the summer break. Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort and Monza will follow each other in a short period of time. As far as distance is concerned, this is still manageable for the teams. The triple header that follows is a logistically demanding task: Russia, Singapore and Japan also form a triple header.
“I think the teams are the beneficiaries of growing revenue and income. In that respect we all need to support for the business to grow,” explains Wolff at Autosport.com. “On the other side a couple of triple-headers will take a toll on the people. I think there is an Asian triple-header that will mean we are more than three weeks away from home and that is certainly not something that is great.”
Wolff announces that Mercedes is in the process of rotating the travelling staff to make the season a little less intense. “You must not forget that the hardest working people are the ones that set up the garages and take them down and the mechanics that will have overnighters if something goes wrong,” Wolff continues. The Austrian adds that the team is currently looking into the need for a second crew. They can then take over the toughest tasks.
Source: gpblog.com; planetf1.com