The number of races varies from year to year depending on the races contracted with the F1 organizers to conduct a race in that particular season. Since 2016, F1 has reached the milestone of 21 races, more than the season of previous decades. In the 2000 season only 17 races took place from the track in Australia on 12/3 to the last race in Malaysia on 22/10.
But at that time, moving a long distance between one race to another was quite easy, so the F1 schedule was quite similar to today. In the previous decades, F1 had many major racing courses in Europe and there were races on the other side of the world, so the schedule was quite time consuming. In 1970, nine of the 13 racing venues were in Europe. Even in the 1950s and 60s, most seasons were only 10 or less than 10 races.
Which F1 season has the most races?
If everything goes as planned, 2020 will be the year with the most races in F1 history. Adding two new racetracks in the Netherlands, the F1 2020 calendar has 22 races, a record schedule. But the current situation shows that the plan has been disgraced, so the seasons 2016, 2018 and 2019 are the seasons that hold the most races, with 21 races in each season.
Which F1 season has the least number of races?
The first official F1 Championship in 1950 had only seven official races, although an additional 18 unofficial races were held throughout the year. These are the summer event races, which start at Silverstone on May 13 and end at Monza on September 3.
Unofficial races also include a trip to the Indianapolis 500, which is seen as a championship round, along with races at Monte Carlo, Spa, Reims and Bremgarten in Switzerland.