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JUNE 21, 2017

Carey plays down 2018 triple header

Chase Carey has played down the 'triple header' that will take place in F1 next year.

On the bustling 21-race calendar for 2018, three events - France, Austria and Britain - will be held on subsequent weekends.

Carey, who has replaced Bernie Ecclestone as F1 CEO, said the back-to-back races are to avoid a clash with the World Cup final.

"It would have been difficult for promoters to have to compete with the final of a World Cup," he said.

"It's important to notice that all of the races of the three are in Europe. I think the calendar is well thought out," added Carey.

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