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Lando Norris

Norris gives his 'perfect' amount of races in an F1 season

With the 24-race calendar set for 2024, Lando Norris adds to the concerns over the growing amount of races.

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Lando Norris has given the "perfect" amount of races he would like to see on the Formula 1 calendar.

The 2024 season will be one of the longest in the history of the championship, with 24 races spanning across the globe.

China returns after being cancelled this year due to COVID restrictions, while the race in Imola will also return following high floods which led to it being called off.

Several figures within F1 have warned about the potential effects of having too many races could have on staff, while also mentioning the 'saturation factor' for TV audiences.

Norris echoed these concerns and revealed his "perfect" amount of races when speaking to media, including RacingNews365.com: "I’d say 24 is a lot. If I had to put like a perfect number, I would say it's probably closer to 20.

"But there are too many tracks, there's a lot of tracks that people want to go to and so on.

"Zak [Brown] has mentioned it a few times, like 20 is a good number. But also for the lives of mechanics, engineers, everyone that travels, they’re away from their families and kids for so many days, more days than us as drivers are away, so it's tougher for them."

Norris: 20 races a better number for everyone

Norris acknowledges that it would be tough to visit all the tracks without making compromises, but believes a cap of 20 should be imposed.

"Sometimes you want to go to certain places in different years. [But] you just can't go to all the tracks that people want to go to, it’s as simple as that," he said.

Most of the races have been organised regionally to help F1 cut down on its carbon footprint, as the championship heads towards net zero by 2030.

Norris added: "It's nice to see they've put some effort into organising it in a slightly better way, but still it's a tough calendar, it's one of the longest calendars we've had.

"As long as they keep trying to improve it and do better but I'd say 20 is a better number for everyone, just for the health and everything of all of the F1 people."

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