The future of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship has come under the spotlight after series organisers were forced to cancel the round at Jarama in late September due to a lack of entries.
The rumoured five-car grid for the race was another blow for this ailing series, which had previously run races this season for eight- and nine-car grids. Its Jarama round was always going to be placed under extra pressure due to a clash with the Grand Prix Masters races at Spa-Francorchamps. The latter races drew a 20-car field.
“It has been extremely tough this year,” admitted HFO’s Dan Collins.