Many F1 drivers have expressed their disappointment with the F1 calendar this year. The fact that the F1 calendar is growing year after year is certainly not something they will be happy about. Sergio Perez, the great Red Bull driver, emphasized that this season was particularly demanding with a lot of traveling in the last month of the calendar.
“I think this last part of the season has been super-intense with the travelling backwards and forwards. The amount of races is definitely at the limit, not just for the drivers but also for all the mechanics out there.
”- Perez said, as quoted by racefans.net! The Mexican believes that the F1 leaders should think carefully about the calendar and make changes. “The schedule really has to be more efficient and try to look after everyone in this world a lot more,” he said.
“My main concern is some of my mechanics, really”.
The 2024 F1 calendar will include 24 events. That will be a new record. Sergio Perez believes that it is necessary to emphasize quality, not quantity.
“We just have to make sure that we keep delivering and we just don’t make a lot of races for the sake of doing them,” he said. “I think the quality level is still very important to have in the sport to make sure we keep this upward route”.
F1 leaders will have to do something. Watching this season, it was clear that individuals were exhausted at the very end. It's not something fans were happy about. The most important thing is that everyone has a place to rest to give their best and show their potential.
“Obviously, it’s something that we’re going to raise up to try and see what can be done,” he said. “Probably now is late for next year, but for the year after to really try to maximise it. I remember seeing people so exhausted in the last race so I think it’s something that we’ve got to be taking very seriously because it’s important for the sport, for the drivers to obviously keep having this long careers that we’ve seen from the staff, from the mechanics, we want them to have very long careers as well. So I think it’s something we’ve got to consider”.