How F1 can get races like Le Mans and the Indy 500

How F1 can get races like Le Mans and the Indy 500

A calendar of Indianapolis 500s and Le Mans 24 Hours races is not possible, but championships could still have more flavour than they do now

Points make prizes has become the defining mantra of motorsport. But over the past month, it has been races that transcend the championships they are part of that have stolen the headlines in the racing world.

Nobody watched in amazement as the LMP1 cars dropped like flies in the Le Mans 24 Hours because there were double World Endurance Championship points available. And the massive interest in Fernando Alonso and the Indianapolis 500, not to mention the vast interest in the race as a whole in the United States in particular, had nothing to do with the 47 points he accrued for qualifying fifth and being classified 24th.

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