Formula 1 rejects weekend overhaul plans

By on Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Formula 1 race weekends will retain their current timetable in 2015 after the sport's key figures rejected proposed plans to alter Friday practice.

It was revealed during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend that plans would be proposed to cut the first practice session on Friday in favour of one session later in the afternoon.

It was thought that this move would cut expenses for the majority of the Formula 1 paddock, however these plans have been rejected by the Formula 1 Commission.

There were also plans to introduce tyre blankets for the 2015 season but these have now been abandoned in favour of retaining them, with increased Pirelli branding on the blankets - this will reduce costs for teams.

It is also understood that there will be three four-day tests pre-season in Europe, with the number of in-season tests reduced from four to two.

All of this will need to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council prior to its implementation into the official 2015 regulations.

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