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MARCH 5, 2013

Ecclestone wants 22-race calendar in 2014

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he wants to push out F1's already bustling calendar to 22 races in 2014.

This year, with New Jersey's demise, the schedule has dropped from its original 20 grands prix to just nineteen.

But Russia is joining the action next season, and F1 business journalist Christian Sylt wrote in a City A.M. report that talks are on with Mexico and Thailand.

"Having races in the right place is what matters," F1 chief executive Ecclestone told Sylt.

"The teams could probably deal with 22 races."

The 82-year-old also said he would like Africa to host a race in the future.

"I want to be in Cape Town," said Ecclestone. "I have been offered Durban but I think we would be better off in Cape Town."