Alonso calls for fewer races, more tests
18 January 2013 – Fernando Alonso says there should be less races on the Formula 1 calendar in future seasons, explaining that is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a high level of performance throughout the year. As a compromise, the Spaniard believes the sport could drop 'one or two' of its current race weekends and organise more test days.
"20 races [first reached in 2012] is a lot and it’s not easy to maintain a maximum performance level, both physical and mental, for the whole year. Maybe it would be better to have one or two fewer races and a few more test sessions."
In 2014, New Jersey and Sochi will be added to the Formula 1 agenda, meaning current circuits now face being dropped in order to accommodate both venues.