Formula one, 2001 season Belgian Grand Prix at Spa: Circuit news: the jpoc report

Two, or perhaps three, European circuits looked set to lose their F1 races if the planned events in Moscow and Bahrain found places in the calendar.

The timescale might see the 2002 season reduced to 16 races with the loss of the San Marino race at Imola. Then in 2003, a race in Moscow would replace the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring and, if everthing went to the masterplan, 2004 would see a race in Bahrain replace a third European venue.

The first two races to be lost would both be in countries that traditionally held two Grands Prix. If that plan was extended, it would be likely that France would lose a race as the Monaco Grand Prix is really a second French race. A world championship without a race through the streets of the principality would be close to unthinkable and so the organisers of the race at Magny Cours must have been feeling nervous.

The race at Silverstone was also of course also under threat but that was just business as usual.


The whole 2001 season All the races and the behind the scenes games
Ken Tyrrell Sadly missed
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Who drives what?
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Which engine goes where?
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Business and politics
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Teams and personnel
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Setting the scene
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Prospects for the race
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Practice and qualifying
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd The starting grid
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Race report
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Results
Belgian GP at Spa September 2nd Championship standings after the race
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