Since 2018, the Grand Prix started 10 minutes behind the clock to facilitate television broadcasts
The Formula 1 Grand Prix will start again at the right time this season and not ten minutes later, as an earlier schedule designed to give broadcasters more time to stimulate audiences has been dropped. The decision, according to Agência Brasil, was announced this Friday (29) by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and F1, a property of Liberty Media, reversing a change adopted in 2018.
F1 said the change would help teams under time pressure on race day and simplify the schedule. Most European races will start at 15:00 local time.
Now, the training sessions on Fridays will be one hour long, the same as on Saturday, and no longer 90 minutes, according to news from Agência Brasil.
"This reduction to one hour in training time will force teams to extract more action on the track to put their cars in the ideal position for qualifying and racing," said the official F1 website.