Fans have been expressing their displeasure after Formula 1 announced the calendar for the 2024 season.
The 2023 F1 season is well underway with Red Bull and Max Verstappen again leading the way.
So far, Red Bull have won all nine races, with Verstappen winning seven and Sergio Perez winning the other two.
Despite being early on in the current season, preparations for the next campaign are well underway.
On Wednesday afternoon, F1 announced the calendar for the 2024 season, which includes 24 races.
Although fans will be able to see their favourite stars in action more often, some are unhappy with the number of races.
A few disgruntled fans took to social media to criticise the new calendar.
One said: “24 races + sprints at what point is it just force feeding and over saturation?”
Another tweeted: “Who is going to tell F1 that 24 races are far too much?”
A third fan added: “24 races is so unnecessary? I feel sorry for the drivers a schedule from February to December is crazy.”
Someone else wrote: “24 races is crazy, and in the same places as always.”
Whilst a fifth commented: ”24 races seems a lot but if it's close competitive racing then it isn't. Something drastically needs to change.”
One of the main changes made to the 2024 calendar is races being more regionalised in a bid to make it more sustainable.
In response to the Canada race being in the middle of the European Grands Prix, F1 journalist Andrew Benson tweeted: “Canada has rather put a spoke in the wheel of the attempts to properly group the calendar and reduce flying emissions by refusing to move from its June date. Organisers there fear that the weather might still be too cold if it was twinned with Miami in May.”
F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicalli said: “I want to thank all of the promoters and partners for their support and effort to achieve this great schedule.
“Our journey to a more sustainable calendar will continue in the coming years as we further streamline operations as part of our Net Zero 2030 commitment.”
Whilst F1’s governing body, the FIA’s president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The planned 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, that has been approved by the Motor Sport Council Members, demonstrates some important steps towards our shared goals.
“We want to make the global spectacle of Formula 1 more efficient in terms of environmental sustainability and more manageable for the travelling staff who dedicate so much of their time to our sport.”