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Lewis Hamilton unimpressed by plans to add more races to F1 calendar

• World champion worried about short gap between seasons
• ‘I’m not going to be here if it gets to 25 races, that’s for sure’

Lewis Hamilton has expressed his concern over the expansion of the Formula One calendar after the announcement of a race in Vietnam in 2020. The newly crowned world champion, who took his fifth title at the last round in Mexico, also said he had no plans to concede a victory to his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

On Wednesday Formula One confirmed a new grand prix in Hanoi, which will be a street race. This season is the second time the F1 calendar has been at its longest, with a total of 21 races. The sport’s owner Liberty Media has expressed a desire to expand it further and the Dutch media have reported that a race at Zandvoort is increasingly likely.

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