Think that the F1 calendar is already too cluttered? Well, the FIA President doesn’t and would love to add Argentina and Vietnam races to the 21 race calendar.
Liberty Media is interested in getting more races to the calendar so as to keep the fans more involved throughout the year.
In fact a 25-race calendar is being planned for the 2019 season(after the addition of the French and German Grand Prix).
The Vietnam race is set to be a street race, with the Ho Chi Minh city already being looked at to host the race.
FIA President, FIA Todt is loving the idea of a return to Argentina, given the craze for F1 in the area and the response it has received over the years.
“We hear about some potential new race in Argentina, I would love to see a race in Argentina, as the country is very special in motorsport with Fangio and Reutemann they are heroes of motor racing in Argentina,” said Todt.
“In Latin America Argentina is one of the best countries to host a Formula 1 race.
“Vietnam, I would be happy to have a new race in Asia, it is a developing country and to bring Formula 1 to developing countries would be very good. If we can put it all together than why not?” he added.
Liberty Media wants to bring more races to the United States and thus a race in Miami is being speculated.
While the talk about new races excites Todt, he is looking forward to this season’s improved calendar, with the French and German Grand Prix slotted in.
“At the moment we have 21 races and for many years we’ve had 19 to 20 races, then again at the moment there is speculation [for more],” he said. “For me the good thing is not speculation it is that we have the French Grand Prix which is back and we have the German Grand Prix which is back. The calendar looks very good.” he said.