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F1 drops Montreal from calendar

The Canadian Grand Prix has been dropped off from the 2009 F1 calendar and will instead be replaced by Abu Dhabi.

A few months ago I wrote a post about Abu Dhabi coming into F1 in 2009 but little did I know that it was going to be at the expense of the Canadian Grand prix.

But in a way I am not surprised by the decision because it seems like now F1 is looking for more money and venues with European friendly time.

At the same time I think its a big mistake to drop the only remaining North American grand prix in a region with such a big population and many F1 fans.

Last year the US grand prix was dropped and now Montreal is not on the calendar and I think F1 is making a big mistake of not expanding into other markets but more or less trying to consolidate just one market. Ever heard of putting all eggs in one basket?

Also there is nearly a month's break between Hungarian Grand Prix and Valencia's European grand prix to give the teams a summer break.

I also wonder who is going to be dropped to accommodate the Indian Grand Prix. Or will F1 expand to 19 or 20 races?

I hope we will see the Canadian and US grand prix back on the calendar soon.

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