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The ways F1 can help solve burnout in 2024's 24-race marathon

OPINION: The 22-race Formula 1 season has reached its conclusion, affording teams a welcome opportunity to rest from the rigours of travel. But in the knowledge that an even longer season awaits with three triple headers in 2024, there are measures that F1's bosses can take to help the members of its travelling circus

"Yeah, I'm f***ed," Christian Horner dryly announced to the Autosport Awards attendees at Grosvenor House, when asked by emcee Natalie Pinkham if he was tired after a lengthy 2023 Formula 1 season. After all, the Abu Dhabi finale had come to a close just a week prior, with Las Vegas taking place a week before that.

It was a 12-hour timezone swing to get used to between the two rounds while working on an already-strange schedule in Las Vegas. And that's not taking into account the time spent in a metal tube crisscrossing several continents, inhaling the other passengers' recycled breaths as winter colds circulate throughout the cabin.

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