The German Auto-Motor und Sport (AMuS) newspaper leaked the Formula 1 reorganization that came into force in 2021: the program of the weekend holidays is shortened by one day – according to their information.
Too big a change is not to be considered, because the Thursday is the day when cars are being tested and the media can meet with the pilots, then the official press conference with four or five competitors.
The new scheduled timetable will take place on Friday after two years.
DELIVERED MACHINERY AND INTERVIEWS AFTER DAY, LET’S EXCEPTIONAL LEAVE: THERE ARE THREE FROM THE FIRST COURT, THERE IS EACH OF THE SECOND FIVE.
What’s behind the change?
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There are currently 21 races in the calendar, but they would expand, but with a change they theoretically strike a day – but rather a half – of the weekends. Of course, the stables should be ready as early as Thursday as they are now.
Or, the evening training is also a pleasure for the TV companies, and there are more viewers on Friday late afternoon, than at present, when – in local time – the second training lasts from three to five.
However, the new Parc Fermé rule is more important than the chronological reorganization
ONLY ONE TYPE OF PARTS MAY BE HOMOLOGIZED FOR THE COMPETITION.
In English: a type – such as the first wing – is registered on Friday, and must be used for “measured” events, qualifying and race.
You can try something else in free practice, that is, you can test it, but what it is today is that it ends: now that one of the wings seems to be faster in the training, you can switch to the timer. From 2021, it might turn out that the new air deflector is two seconds faster than the car, and cannot be replaced if it wasn’t first tested on Friday morning.