Bernie Ecclestone has announced that by 2013 there will be 20 races on the F1 calendar, and a race in Rome.
“Rome 2013 will come into the program. We will have 20 races. And the teams will be happy with it,” he told Germany’s Speedweek.de.
Although that’s just one more than the current calendar of 19, India is set to host a race in 2011, whilst the introduction of Rome will lead to 21, calling for a race to be axed.
The Turkish grand prix would be a favourite among fans to lose it’s F1 status, thanks to poor crowds and atmosphere, however it could be the historic Monza GP that loses it’s place.
Country’s only usually have two GP’s if they host the European round of the championship, currently held in Spain’s Valencia. This could be a solution to losing Monza at the expense of Rome.