F1 Racing (UK) - - INSIDER -

When Pirelli’s Paul Hem­bery floated the idea of hav­ing three re­gional F1 cham­pi­onships, it struck a chord with us here at F1 Rac­ing Tow­ers. When we sit down with the new cal­en­dar at the start of ev­ery year and try to work out the lo­gis­tics of who will go to which race and when the mag­a­zine needs to be pub­lished, we’ve al­ways said that some­thing like this would make life much eas­ier. The F1 cal­en­dar has for years been built around a Euro­pean core and, as more races are added in far-flung lo­ca­tions, it wouldn’t take too much ef­fort to mould the se­ries into three dis­tinct parts.

And if in an ideal world we did get three re­gional cham­pi­onships, it would be great if teams could be al­lowed to en­ter third cars in at least one of them, not only to give new driv­ers a chance, but also to get more ex­po­sure for their par­tic­u­lar spon­sors.

But, of course, it’s not go­ing to hap­pen….

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