The changing tides of the F1 calendar
As India, Russia and Texas all contemplate their inclusion in Formula 1 over the next two years, Dieter Rencken looks at the evolution of the schedule since 1950, and explains how some of the most famous venues it has included are now in trouble
Seven rounds made up Formula 1's maiden world championship season back in 1950. In order they were Great Britain, Monaco, United States, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Italy.
The US event, run for Indy roadsters, was an anomaly and had been included for two reasons: to lend credence to the term 'world' and to appease the Land of the Automobile after the nation loyally stood by the Allied Forces through World War II.
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