TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
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….