F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone Says '14 Season Won't Have More Than 20 Races
F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has "ruled out increasing the 2014 F1 calendar to more than 20 races," according to the SID. Ecclestone: "We will have 20 races, not more. And we will race in Austria. Everything else, I don't know yet. Please ask me again after the summer." On Tuesday, Red Bull announced that Austria "will return to the F1 schedule in '14." Ecclestone said that the contract with the Red Bull Ring runs through '20. The current season consists of 19 races, and next season will include the debuts of the Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi and Grand Prix of America in New Jersey. Ecclestone "did not reveal what race will be scrapped." However, it is possible that the GP of America, which was scheduled to make its debut this year, "will be postponed again due to delays in the construction of the track" (SID, 7/24).