Horner Unveils F1 Season Plans, Aims for Sunday Night Comeback

Starting from February, Formula 1 teams will begin test days in Bahrain for a new season with 24 scheduled races, a situation that Red Bull team boss Christian Horner finds challenging due to increased travel and less time spent with family.

Highlights

‣ The new Formula 1 season has as many as 24 races scheduled, which means more travelling for the teams and less time spent at home.
‣ Red Bull team boss Christian Horner finds it challenging to balance the demands of the racing calendar with family life.
‣ Horner tries to maintain some normality by returning home on Sunday evenings and taking his children to school on Monday mornings.
‣ The first Grand Prix of the new season will take place on Saturday, 2 March in Bahrain.


February’s coming up, and you know what that means for Formula 1 fans, right? Yep, it’s time for the teams to hit the grid again. Test days are starting in Bahrain, and the anticipation is palpable.

This new season? It’s packed. We’re talking 24 races. Yeah, you heard that right.

But it’s not all cheers and champagne. There’s been a lot of chatter about this schedule. Red Bull’s team boss, Christian Horner, isn’t exactly thrilled. More races mean more travel, and less time at home.

Horner’s got a family, you see. Balancing it all? Not easy. He spilled his thoughts to Sky Sports. “Leaving home and family is always tough for anyone that travels a lot,” he said.

2023 was a rough year, calendar-wise. But 2024? It’s looking even tougher. More races, more time away from home. “The most important time is when you are at home with the family,” Horner explained.

He’s got a point, right? Family time is precious. Horner, who’s 50, knows this all too well. “I try to make (the school-run) a bit of a thing, if I can get back on a Sunday evening,” he said.

If he can drop his kids off at school on Monday morning, it’s a slice of normality. A brief respite from the whirlwind of the F1 season.

Remember last year? The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix got axed because of awful weather in Italy. The Chinese Grand Prix didn’t happen either. But this season? We’re back to 24 races.

The first Grand Prix? It’s happening on Saturday, 2 March, in Bahrain. Mark your calendars, folks. It’s going to be one heck of a season.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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