More concerns are raised regarding the format of Sprint race weekends.

Why it matters: Second free practice is held between usual qualifying and Sprint and is not significant in terms of competition.


  • Jean Todt believes that FP2 does not make sense to audience.
  • Daniel Ricciardo thinks teams get too much information.

What they had to say:

  • “This free practice hour is not understandable to the public nor the media. It can only be of interest to the teams to collect information, for example on tire wear. From the point of view of the show, it makes no sense,” the FIA president said.
  • “I’m not sure FP2 does a lot. I think actually we probably learn too much and then the races are a little kind of predictable,” Ricciardo commented.

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