Due to the growing popularity of Formula One, some of the older traditional events may be forced to either alternate with each other in different seasons or disappear altogether to accommodate new tracks in more diverse regions. According to US business reporter Bloomberg, F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has mentioned that some of the weaker events may have to make way for emerging markets, no matter how established they are.

Already we’ve seen San Marino dropped from next year’s season, and Germany's Hockenheim and Nurburgring events start alternating from next year as well. Not even the oldest race on the world championship, UK’s Silverstone, is safe from possible changes. The circuit is struggling to find the finances required to overhaul the old site and bring it in line with some of the newer circuits around the world. Further, it has been suggested that the Silverstone event may be forced to alternate France’s Magny-Cours. The French are happy to go the alternating route, as they are struggling just to finance the event itself.

Events held in new regions China and Bahrain have been so popular that Ecclestone has confirmed that India, Korea and Russia remained highly likely as the latest countries to host their own event. India could host a Formula One race in 2010 because, according to Ecclestone, “the country is probably going to grow quicker than China.” However, Ecclestone has mentioned that discussions with some cities had failed to get a positive result.