Why does the FIA keep double-booking itself?
There are no winners when it comes to calendar clashes in motorsport and the various stakeholders don't seem willing to avoid them. It's time for the FIA to step in for the good of all of motorsport, DIETER RENCKEN writes
Mathematically-speaking it should be easy. Each year offers 52 weekends, while the sum of FIA world championship motorsport events in Formula 1 (21), World Endurance Championship (nine), World Rally Championship (14) and World Touring Car Championship (12) amounts to 54 events. Therefore, in an ideal motorsport world, there should be but two clashes across these calendars.
It should be noted that the fifth world championship, the World Rallycross Championship has not been considered for the purposes of this column. While it is undeniably emerging and has many key ingredients, it is a relatively new player and has not yet gained a major audience.
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