Brawn: Liberty open to F1 format changes
28 October 2017 – Formula 1 sporting chief Ross Brawn says Liberty Media is receptive to the idea of changing the weekend timetable at events, as part of potential revisions to the sport.
Liberty Media took full control of Formula 1 in January and installed Brawn to head up the sporting division, with the corporation evaluating potential tweaks for the future.
Formula 1 currently operates a relatively static three-day timetable per event, with two practice sessions on a Friday, followed by practice/qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
The schedule is shifted only in Monaco, when practice takes place on Thursday, and at twilight/night events, when the sessions are moved later in each respective day.
Brawn says Liberty is open to the idea of shaking-up the format, amid suggestions a two-day event could be used as a way of adding more races to the calendar.
"It's up for discussion," Brawn explained to Sky Sports, on potential timetable changes.
"Do we want a two-day event, a two-and-a-half-day event, a three-day event?
"We're studying that, we are trying to bring all the factors and elements together so the teams, FIA and ourselves can make a qualified judgement."