The questions and concerns resulting from F1's relentless growth plan – Autosport

The ‘L’ and ‘M’ in Liberty Media certainly don’t covertly stand for ‘Less is More’. There’s much to be said for the growth of Formula 1 since its American takeover in 2017. Audiences have boomed, revenues rocketed, and investors and commercial partners enticed. But there’s surely a risk that the championship one day, perhaps sooner than later, becomes a victim of its own success. 
For this, see the record-breaking provisional calendar for the 2023 Formula 1 season with 24 rounds and, thanks to six sprint contests, 30 races. Now, there’s nothing new in highlighting the shortcomings of a new schedule or its constituent events. However, this time around there are more reasons to do so than ever before. 
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The questions and concerns resulting from F1’s relentless growth plan
OPINION: Formula 1 seems determined to grow and grow and has announced a planned 24-race calendar for next season that will be its biggest ever. But is there a risk, asks MATT KEW, that too much of a good thing could end up being detrimental to the championship?
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