One of the classic European events in grave danger is Spa's Belgian Grand Prix as F1's owner Liberty Media looks to add additional races outside of Europe to the calendar.
The circuit has promised to improving its entertainment offerings during the grand prix weekend and has invested in enhanced infrastructure, so the Belgian GP organisers are making a last-ditch effort to salvage the historic race and sign a new deal with FOM.
However, South Africa is probably going to join Las Vegas as new venues on the 2023 schedule, leaving Belgium and France out.
Verstappen, a Belgian-born driver whose Dutch fan base has helped fill the stadium to capacity in recent years, said Spa-Francorchamps is his favourite track and that it would be a "huge pity" if it were to be dropped off the schedule.
"Losing Spa would be really regrettable. It's my favourite track in the entire world, and recently they changed the run off and other things, "added Verstappen.
With all the fast corners and the overall flow, I think it's an excellent track for a Formula 1 vehicle, or really any car.
Although Spa's organisers are not keen on switching up their race with France or another location, that choice may eventually end up being the only way to prevent both races from completely disappearing.
Carlos Sainz of Ferrari is optimistic that a solution will be reached so that F1 may continue to visit Spa on occasion.
In the end, I believe we all enjoy visiting France and Spa, but the sport is also expanding rapidly, so I think a compromise can be reached, Sainz said.
"I suppose there are a lot of new places spending quite a bit of money to be a part of Formula 1." And it's challenging from a business standpoint to reject it.