Can you have too much of a good thing? That's a question Formula 1 must ask itself as the calendar grows increasingly bloated: a record 22 races are scheduled for next year thanks to the addition of the Dutch and Vietnam Grands Prix more than offsetting the loss of Germany.
The first world championship calendar in 1950 comprised just seven races, one of them being the anomalous Indianapolis 500 (which can be disregarded given the lack of participation from F1 regulars), spread over a total of 113 days.
This year's championship comprises 21 grand prix weekends spread over 259 days. Next year, an extra race is crammed into that same period. That equates to a race every 12.3 days this year, with the frequency increasing to one every 11.8 next season.