SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
Formula 1 calendar to change?
Exactly what will happen is not yet clear but there is speculation that the Belgian GP will be switched with the Austrian event in May. It is possible, in this case, that the Hungarian GP could be pushed back a week so that there is only a week between the Hungarian and Austrian events.
One other possible option is that the German GP be moved from its current provisional date of August 3 back to July 27. This would create a back-to-back with the British GP, which is due to happen on July 20. This might not be possible given that everything would need to go across the English Channel on ferries, which would slow down the set-up work.
Whatever the case, there are likely to be two back-to-backs next year if the teams are to have a summer holiday.