Formula 1 plans to reinstate the practice of starting races on the hour this year, RaceFans rumors.
The start times for Formula 1 races were moved to 10 minutes past the hour in 2018 to allow broadcasters to begin their coverage on the hour with 10 minutes of introduction before the formation lap began.
Makes sense right? So let’s change it back.
Formula 1 may also bring the start times for European races forward by an hour. Most European races began at 3:10pm local time last year; this year’s races could therefore start at 2pm local time instead.