Bernie Ecclestone, or papa Bernie, has revealed that the F1 calendar will not break the 20 race barrier in the next season. In recent years, teams have expressed their concern about organizing as many as 20 races in a single season. This will put to much stress in personnel. 

Fortunately, this won’t happen next season, as Bernie Ecclestone admitted to Austria’s Kleine Zeitung newspaper. "The same as this year – so 19", said papa Bernie in the interview. 

When asked specifically about the reportedly incoming Azerbaijan, and the project in New York, he said: "We want to go to Azerbaijan for a street race. "As for New York, we are still talking to them."

Source: WCF