According to Toto Wolff, there is room in Formula 1 to hold up to three separate Grands Prix in China.
Although the calendar is already at the edge of what many consider acceptable in the paddock, with 23 races scheduled, there are rumors that F1 may scrap a series of traditional European events in the coming years to make way to new markets, particularly in Asia
« We’ve been to Shanghai before and haven’t been able to be there for the past two years, but it’s an important market for us, for the manufacturers involved in F1, » reminds the boss of Mercedes F1 to the Chinese press agency Xinhua.
“Not only would I like to race in Shanghai but I would also like to race in Beijing,” he adds.
« It’s a fantastic market for us, for Mercedes, and I think we should be integrated into it and have a strong footprint there. »
« We now have three races in the United States and if we can do the same in China that would be great. »
This position was also supported by the VW group, which will engage Audi and Porsche by 2026. These words put pressure on Liberty Media to try to develop F1 on the other side of the world this time.