Todt: A privilege to have 21 races

Date published: January 18 2016

Jean Todt says Formula 1 team personnel should not complain about the new 21-race calendar, after all having such a schedule is a "privilege."

This season Formula 1 will stop off at 21 venues including the new Azerbaijan street circuit while Germany is also back on the calendar having been dropped from the 2015 schedule.

It makes for a gruelling schedule and one that not everyone is happy about.

Todt, though, says F1 personnel should embrace it.

"If you do these jobs, if you consider all that is happening around the world, every morning you wake up, you should think about how lucky you are to be able to do 20 or 21 races," F1i.com quotes the FIA President as having said.

"I think they are privileged, and I think it's a bad question to complain about having a privilege."