The Japanese single-seater collection launched a seven-round 2024 calendar again in August, with an earlier-than-usual begin to the season at Suzuka on March 10.
This was due to F1’s annual go to to Japan being shifted from the autumn to April when the Tremendous Formulation marketing campaign has historically begun.
Nevertheless, the two-month hole between the Suzuka opener and the subsequent race on the schedule at Autopolis in Might hinted at the opportunity of an additional race being added to fill the hole.
JRP President Yoshihisa Ueno confirmed to Autosport some weeks in the past that there have been talks with the organisers of the Japanese GP relating to a possible Tremendous Formulation help occasion.
Nevertheless, when requested for an replace on the state of affairs finally month’s Suzuka finale, he described the prospects of the race happening as “tough”, though he denied that the rationale for the shortage of progress in talks was monetary in nature.
Hindrances to a Tremendous Formulation help race are believed to incorporate scheduling difficulties and the query of the place the Japanese collection’ groups could be based mostly with the principle pit constructing and paddock reserved for F1.
Assuming that the F1 help race doesn’t go forward, it signifies that the 2024 Tremendous Formulation season is prone to comprise 9 races over seven weekends, as per 2023.
The ultimate two rounds on the provisional schedule at Fuji and Suzuka in October and November respectively are prone to turn into double-header occasions.
A single pre-season take a look at is about to be held at Suzuka in early March earlier than the beginning of the season.
Ueno reiterated a need so as to add extra rounds to the Tremendous Formulation schedule in future at Suzuka, with the early begin and late end to the 2024 calendar aimed toward extending the size of the season to permit further dates to be slotted in additional simply.
The late April weekend that was used for this 12 months’s second spherical of the season at Suzuka was deemed too late to behave because the date for the season opener.
Last affirmation of the 2024 Tremendous Formulation calendar, together with the variety of races, is about to be supplied by Japanese federation JAF in late November or early December.