F1 » Friday practice to include session for testers only in 2012?

Friday practice to be revamped under new plans proposed by FIA president Jean Todt.

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dave - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 12:15 PM

It is a bit of a no brainer IMO.

But, like MOTOGP, there is no great reason Teams cannot stay on at the same track for a couple of days, everybody and all the kit they need is there.

It would be nice if the other teams could test occasionally, all we have now is Ferrari's "Filming days" where they film themselves trying out new parts, a bit like testing, LOL.

Ray watson - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 12:56 PM

I have always had a lot of time for Jean Todd, but the power has gone to his head. The teams require extra testing time. The new drivers need track time to get used to the tyre technology and the very different cars. But this is absolutely stupid.

Agree with one of the other posts, let them stay over Monday Tuesday and give a new driver a whole day in a car. Can even be a spare test car, brought with another truck. They will have enough old spare tubs at the factory to build a test car or two.

headlessteve - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 11:37 PM

look at moto gp test sessions,tests always take place after race weekends.No team gets any advantage from new riders/drivers accumulating data prior to race.Excellent oppurtunity for teams to asesss new drivers abilities.Also include rule for rookie drivers to test in these sessions.Everybody wins,teams assess new drivers,rookies get experience,teams get data,tracks get revenue,great f1 spectale increases.P.S,Bernie could sell rights to coverage

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