18:14 – Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner believes a 25-race Formula 1 calendar is manageable in the future, if changes are made to its composition.

Formula 1’s calendar has gradually expanded across the championship’s history, with 2016’s record of 21 races set to be matched in 2018, with France and Germany returning, and Malaysia departing.

Formula 1’s commercial chief Sean Bratches, installed after Liberty Media’s takeover, has indicated that he would like to increase the number of races in future seasons.

Steiner reckons that an additional handful of races would be workable, so long as the calendar is “well-organised”, in order to reduce the number of long journeys.

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