.F1 needs less practice, more points-paying sessions at race weekends – Domenicali
2022 F1 season Posted on 24th August 2022, 22:00 | Written by Keith Collantine and Claire Cottingham
Formula 1 could reduce the number of practice sessions it holds during a race weekend from three to one if the CEO Stefano Domenicali’s new proposal wins backing.
Domenicali told media including RaceFans he plans a “very aggressive” push to cut the amount of practice which takes place during grand prix weekends and hold more sessions which award points or other prizes.
“I think to see from a fan perspective that every day there is something to fight for on the track is very important,” he said.
“I mean, free practice is very interesting for the engineers or for the drivers. But at the end of the day, in sport, you need to fight for something.
“There are already limitations on the calendar to have free practice out[side] of the racing weekend.
So I will be very aggressive to have ONE free practice in the morning on Friday and then every time we go on the track, something to be awarded.
“Because in that respect, there is some action going on, people are always connected to understand what is happening. So this will be my input for the discussion on the future. Every time we will be on the track – with the respect of the race on Sunday, that has to be always the most important part of it – there should be something to fight for in terms of points, in terms of awards. That’s my opinion.”
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