It appears that the final version of the 2014 FIA Formula One calendar is finally taking shape, as several races that were earmarked for the schedule-busting twenty-two races will be cut down before it is set in stone in December this year by the World Motor Sport Council. It looks to be a more agreeable solution that will help to cater for the new 2014 regulations the teams will be running with after this season’s completion.
New Jersey was one of the tracks to get the axe from Bernie Ecclestone even for this year’s global trek, especially as the race for next season was earmarked a slot between Monaco and Canada, which would have been a big stress for all the teams from a logistical standpoint.
The ongoing saga with the event’s promoter, Leo Hindery, trying to convince Bernie Ecclestone that the race will go ahead has been one in the news as of late, even though finances are not that forthcoming as new races need the relevant structures in place to make them secure on the calendar.
Mexico appears to also be on its way out, especially with the fact that it could be a mammoth task to get the track changes, new pit and paddock area completed in time for this point next season, especially with Hermann Tilke being put in charge of overseeing the operation.
It was only a matter of time before some of the races that were pushed to one side, because the new regulations will show the chinks in the armour of all the teams, as the power units, aerodynamic changes and much more will take some getting used to in its initial phases.
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