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2016 F1 Calendar: Will There Be 21 Races on the Schedule or Will Some Disappear?

On September 30, the FIA announced a new provisional schedule for the 2016 Formula One season. The new draft features several modifications from the previous version, released in July, but still contains 21 races—a controversial number, as it would represent the longest F1 season ever. Teams and drivers have expressed concerns in the past about expanding the schedule beyond 20 races. In 2013, for example, Sebastian Vettel told Reuters' Alan Baldwin: Twenty is enough races. Maybe for us it's possible to have another one here or there but especially for the teams, in terms of logistics and for team staff, I think it's already a big effort. Very little time, very few weekends to spend at home with their families, with their kids. I...

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