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Yesssss, every weekend some kind of sprint races! :roll:
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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. #-o :evil:

“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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Wouter wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:40 pm
Yesssss, every weekend some kind of sprint races! :roll:
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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. #-o :evil:

“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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I'll just wipe my hands of the sport at that point. I'm sick of FOM catering this sport to casuals

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I hope we remember this next time we call for change at the top. I thought it was going to be a good move.
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Wouter wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:40 pm
Yesssss, every weekend some kind of sprint races! :roll:
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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. #-o :evil:

“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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If they want to have things happening on track, add more support races. Or have the F1 cars race for points from a reverse grid based on the driver standings. Then pole on Sunday is decided by proper qualifying on Sunday morning.

The sprint format is a con-job. If they want to be innovative and "exciting", mix it all up. Currently the sprint race is just a mini-GP and thus pointless.
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In the Chase Carey era, public negotiation was frowned upon, which was an interesting cultural change, since in the Bernie days everybody, including Bernie himself, used to engage in public posturing as part of negotiations.
Now we have Stefano Domenicali as CEO of Liberty, it seems that public negotiation is back with a vengeance. In the last 3 weeks we have had to listen to Toto Wolff and Fred Vasseur both giving a public "No" to Andretti's F1 entry, followed by Christian Horner actually proposing a return to customer cars with Andretti being a B team that cannot gain manufacturer points. (I don't know how he managed to propose that with a straight face).
Now we have Domenicali himself making it clear that he wants new auto manufacturers, and Andretti's bid is DOA unless they buy an existing team.
All of this is dangerous nonsense. The tail is wagging the Liberty dog, and Domenicali already looks like a tool of the engine manufacturers.

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No Mikey Noo! No! Nooo Mikey! That was sooo not riiight!!

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chrisc90 wrote:
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