With next year's calendar currently set a marathon 22-races, Ross Brawn has revealed Mercedes could rotate their staff.
There are concerns about how next season's calendar could impact team personnel as the calendar will go beyond the 20 races that many have put down as the maximum.
However, it is not just the grands prix as there is also pre-season testing to take into account as well as four in-season outings.
"I think 22 races will definitely be the point at which we start rotating," Brawn told Sky Sports F1.
"It's not just 22 races; there's four tests as well and the pre-season tests start four weeks earlier than they have previously.
"We're testing in January and going through racing until the end of November, so it is pretty heavy."
The Mercedes team boss believes NASCAR is good example of this as with 36 races - many taking place one week after the other - the teams often rotate personnel.
"We're looking at strengthening the team so we can start rotation. I think there are other motorsports that do that like NASCAR, so it's feasible," he said.
"It's mainly mechanics and garage technicians and so on, so you're talking about half a dozen or eight people.
"The challenge is always the performance, particularly with pit stops. It's something we've focused on this year, to have some rotation at pit stops, so that if someone is ill or can't make a race for some reason, then we know we have a good performance in the crew.
"We always make sure there are all sorts of people we can substitute. They're 'on the bench' ready to come off."
However, Brawn concedes that some of the higher level personnel will have to deal with all 22 races.
"I think at the engineering level it will be quite difficult. I think where we intend to focus there is to give the guys more support in the factory so they can have time off when they get back," he said.