During the press conference of the Canadian Grand Prix 2019, Toro Rosso boss, Franz Tost, made a bit of a controversial statement. The team bosses were asked about their thoughts on Liberty Media possibly expanding the calendar to 26 races.
It was mostly directed towards Toro Rosso’s Franz Tost, and Haas F1’s Guenther Steiner. Obviously, more races would result in more pressure on the crew and give them little time to be with their loved ones. Also, the likes of Toro Rosso and Haas would be worse affected as they do not have as big a budget as the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull.
However, Toro Rosso team principal, Tost, bluntly said, “I don’t care about the families, we have a lot of races. If we have 52 weekends, we can have 26 races, where’s the problem? If we get the money or all the races, that’s important, the I don’t have a problem.”
Steiner though, was a bit kinder, “I care about the families, that’s what I world like to have, cause when the people work they have to be happy.”