Liberty Media values ending with Friday’s free


it Is evident that Liberty Media has come to Formula 1 with the urge to shake the opposition in certain aspects, it suffers from the category. Next to the idea of implementing a budget ceiling of eur 150 million for the equipment, a measure that has not been received with much pleasure by Sergio Marchionne or Franz Tost, the new shareholder of the category studied to modify the format of the Great Prizes. Among the options that driving is the move to a format of two races per weekend and also the to suppress the free-of-day Friday.

So at least says Kevin Garside in the british newspaper ‘i’, where he explains that one of the great measures that studies Liberty Media is implement weekend with only two days of competition. For the moment, the regulation of the Formula 1 prevents this action takes place without a regulatory change, any time the contracts with the promoters of each of the Grand Prize provided that the cars have presence on the track during the three days that today make up each appointment on the calendar. , A change that could even hold a race in the sprint on the Saturday.

In this aspect, the own Kevin Garside reflects the feel of an anonymous source from a team that currently competes in Formula 1 and that looks feasible for the proposal: Everything is possible. There is scope to do something different during the race weekends. From the point of view of a computer two days of racing may make sense, although by the time the contract with the promoters of one-sided test provide that is to see cars on track during the three days, so that any proposed change would need to take into account this aspect”.