Before its ninth season begins this weekend, the Formula 1 calendar officially reflects major revisions for the future.
“It’s clear that the reality of racing is changing,” said Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of Formula 1, in a statement, “and so we have agreed these changes.”
These changes will include the addition of three new races in the U.S. and the addition of races in Russia and a city track in Miami.
Mr. Ecclestone said the announcement from Formula 1 said that for next season, the calendar included “4 additional rounds with the addition of Abu Dhabi as a night race, along with new events in Doha, Abu Dhabi, Mexico City and a track in Miami.”
“The grid is going to get bigger,” Mr. Ecclestone said, adding that “we have to cope with that.”
Mr. Ecclestone said the 2019 schedule would still include street races in Paris and Tokyo, but that the competition for seats in those cities would be more limited.