Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Formula 1

Poll: Should F1 consider the risk of burnout in the ever-increasing calendar?

Burnout is being more widely considered and understood in F1 than ever before. Whilst CEO Stefano Domenicali sees no issue with the calendar length, many of those working within the series, including Bernie Collins see it differently.

Spain race start
To news overview © XPBimages

Recently, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali waved off suggestions the calendar has become too long, whilst race-strategist-turned-pundit Bernie Collins offered a more damning view on workloads in F1.

The schedule in the series has increased exponentially over the past two decades, and whilst Domenicali is happy with the current 24 grand prix slate, he would like to see the number of sprints increased from the six being run at the moment.

Further still, he believes "it is wrong" to say the 24 race weekends is too many, drawing upon football and basketball to support his claims. The 59-year-old feels the F1 calendar is less intensive than the 45-60 games some football teams play a year, or the 82-game NBA regular season.

Collins, who now works for Sky Sports, meanwhile, shared her experience of working as an engineer over recent seasons, drawing upon examples of teams who have introduced an element of job rotation, in order to reduce travel and dependency on certain staff.

More and more, job-sharing more generally is being mooted as a solution to alleviate the pressures and tolls of an increasingly intensive F1 calendar.

It begs an obvious and important question: should F1 be considering burnout more as it adds races into the F1 calendar?

Let us know what you think by commenting or voting below in the latest RacingNews365 poll.

Also interesting:

Verstappen's brilliant win, as Norris is continuing to develop as a driver. Perez's struggles and Lewis Hamilton's return to the podium are also discussed!

Join the latest episode of the RacingNews365.com podcast, reflecting on the Spanish Grand Prix and looking ahead to this weeked's Austrian Grand Prix!

Rather watch than listen to the podcast? Click here.

Join the conversation!

Max vs. Lewis Stewards deliver Verstappen verdict after Hamilton clash