Originally Posted by BrokenVert
You guys are acting like 2 GPs in the US is unprecidented.
in the 80s Long Beach and Watkins Glen were in the same calendar.
It happens now too. Valencia and Cataluynia are both in Spain...
But you can't really compare the race calender 30 years ago to nowadays.
Back then there are less interest in hosting F1 races, besides Europe, there's only Brazil, South Africa, Canada, and two USA grand prix. Japanese GP wasn't exist until 1987.
Many countries has shown their interest in F1 in recent years. there's more and more countries (especially foreign) are hosting Formula 1. With a calender full of 20 races in a season, and more than 50% are fly-away races. I do not think a country will host two GPs in a season.
Valencia was named "European Grand Prix", which supposingly a floating race for other European countries who wanted to host a F1 race, but cannot afford to sign a long term contract which guarantee the huge sum of hosting fee. But since now Valencia can afford the long term contract, so the FOM used the name of European GP for Valencia.
It is hard to see two US GP in a season, but its possible if FOM decided to brand one of it as Grand Prix of the Americas (which coincide with the Austin Track name); and the other as United States Grand Prix.