F1 considers three Friday sessions for 2012

By on Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jul.23 (GMM) F1 is considering installing a third Friday practice session for the 2012 weekend format.

The proposal is the result of recent talks about slightly relaxing the current total ban on in-season testing, and particularly its impact on the development of young drivers.

"We should not go back to what we had, but in between there is a compromise," said Renault team boss Eric Boullier, who is also deputy chairman of the F1 teams association FOTA.

"We have proposed to have a short extra session on Friday in which young drivers are used," the Frenchman revealed to German website motorsport-total.com.

The report said the proposal is for a half-hour session before Friday's first official practice.

"It should be a separate test session for which a separate set of tyres is available," added Boullier.

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