MARCH 31, 1997
Problems for Luxembourg GP?
The only problem is that "Bakersville" is so big that it is impossible for there to be races held with a gap of less than two weeks between them. This was one of the decisive factors in deciding the F1 calendar this year and resulted in the difficult two-week gap between the Brazil and Argentine GPs, which means that most of the F1 circus will be flying back to Europe for a few days and then flying back out to South America.
The only exception to the rule was the plan to run the Austrian and Luxembourg Grands Prix on consecutive weekends in September. There were suggestions in Brazil that Baker has had to tell Ecclestone that this is simply not possible given the logistical problems involved in setting up the miles of cabling of "Bakersville". This could mean that either Austria or Luxembourg might be called off or moved.