The Formula 1 team bosses were pretty busy during those rain delays at the Japanese Grand Prix. First we heard that they talked about ways to ensure no one takes advantage of the new tire development, and now word is coming out that they also talked about how to revamp race weekends — in part to be more fan-friendly.
I know, I know. I’m shocked, too. They thought about the fans? Those rain delays must have really had them going stir crazy.
Here’s the news on this, via Autosport:
During a lengthy Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) meeting in Japan last weekend, the outfits discussed ways to improve the sport in the future â€“ and even talked about the two-day weekend format forced on them in Japan becoming the norm.
But although there was little support for knocking a day off a grand prix weekend â€“ especially as circuits need the extra revenue that comes from three-day events â€“ teams did feel that improvements could be made elsewhere, and especially whether the Fridays could be used better.
Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA, of course, would have to be part of any discussions to make changes.
So, while this seems a long shot, it still might be worth getting out ideas heard. What says F1B? What changes to race weekends would you like to see?