Jul.31 (Inautonews.com/GMM) Formula one teams are concerned about the latest version of the provisional calendar for 2012.
With Turkey scrapped and Bahrain shuffled to the end of the schedule, Bernie Ecclestone circulated a revised version of next year’s calendar in the paddock of the Hungaroring.
A wire report by Sapa-AFP said the teams will ask the F1 chief executive to reconsider the latter part of the proposed calendar, due to the scheduling of seven races – including Japan/Korea, Abu Dhabi/Bahrain and US/Brazil back-to-backs – within a ten week period.
“We plan actually to ask for a rethink for the logistics,” confirmed Renault team boss and FOTA deputy chairman Eric Boullier.
“It is to make it a little bit easier for the task force and a bit cheaper by way of moving logistics differently. We have a thought between us already and we would like to suggest a couple of ideas,” he said.
“We are not involved in the final decision of the calendar, but I understand it is not definite so we have room to ask for discussion and to make suggestions.”
FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh added: “The calendar is tough, but I understand it is going to change again. So, until we have the final calendar, there is no point complaining about a provisional one.”