John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
2 minute read
3 Mar 2021
12:54 pm

Preserve F1’s ‘DNA’ at all cost, urge drivers

John Floyd

Proposed three-day racing weekend not everyone’s cup of tea.

Max Verstappen is openly against changes to the traditional F1 weekend format. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images,)

The question whether Formula One’s weekend format should be changed to limited practice on Friday, followed by a qualifying session for a sprint race on Saturday, with the results of that race determining grid positions for Sunday’s Grand Prix, continues to cause much discussion. It was reported all 10 teams were in favour of such a change. It now appears, not all members of the teams are in agreement, and the dissenters are drivers. Daniel Ricciardo was not against the idea but was reported as saying, they must not lose F1’s DNA. Both drivers of the Red Bull team, Max...