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Formula 1

Domenicali reveals future of three day race weekends

There has been talk that F1 will move to a new format which would see race weekends shortened from three days to two in the future. Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali reveals whether those changes will come to fruition.

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Formula 1 has consistently expanded the number of races in a season for the past few years, and the 2021 competition is set to host a record 23 Grand Prix.

The proposals for the future of the sport which have been aimed at expanding the presence of F1 have however come under scrutiny for the strain it would place on drivers and teams, with one proposed solution being to cut the length of a race weekend from three days to two.

However, speaking to F1 TV, CEO Stefano Domenicali has ruled out any prospect of shortening the duration of race weekends.

"All the organisers really want to have a full experience for the crowds and the people, so we need to respect that," he said.

The executive also said that F1 would remain the fastest division of the motorsport world after the new rules for teams come into effect from next season,

"Absolutely, that’s the target. Being the pinnacle of motorsport means a lot," he said.

"It’s not a matter of being the quickest on the straights, it’s a matter of finding the right balance because we are talking about a race that is more than 300km, and the time overall shows who is quickest. So yes, absolutely."

Check out the full interview with Domenicali below:

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