F1 eyeing two-day events to squeeze in season

Ross Brawn
Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn says Formula 1 is discussing the potential of two-day race meetings as it looks to get the 2020 season on track.

To fit in as many races as possible that's left Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsport, Ross Brawn, to admit the championship could move to two-day events, with triple headers (three events on consecutive weekends) in an effort to squeeze races into a condensed calendar.

“One thing we have been talking about is two-day weekends, and therefore if we have a triple header with two-day weekends, that could be an option," Brawn said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“I think what we need from the teams this year is flexibility, I think they’ve got to give some scope to do these things, because we are in very unusual circumstances, and we’ve got to make sure we’ve got a season that gives a good economic opportunity for the teams.

“For sure we’re going to have a quiet start. I’m sure the teams will be flexible to allow us to fit those things in."

“I think by freeing up the August break, we give ourselves several weekends where we can have a race," he said.

“I think we can build a pretty decent calendar for the rest of the year.

“It will look different but it will still preserve a good number of races, and they’re exciting races.

“So the season’s going to start later, but I think it will be just as entertaining.

“I’m pretty optimistic that we can have a good 17-18 race championship or more.

“I think we can squeeze them in, but it depends on when the season will start."

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