Williams’ Parr calls for more races
3 August 2011 – Adam Parr, Chairman of Williams, has gone against the general paddock feeling by requesting additional races on the Formula 1 calendar. The provisional schedule for next year sees 21 events pencilled in, although this may be decreased to what would still be a record of 20 if the Turkish Grand Prix is removed.
“I think the number of races can increase by a little bit,” Parr explained to reporters. “We might have to look at the format of the weekends, but I think we could do a couple more races - there are always ways of increasing revenues.”
Since the Bahrain GP has been cancelled, the 19-race calendar of 2011 equals the all-time number for a season, which was previously seen in both 2005 and 2010.