Starting this year, F1 will study the possibility of adding a second race to certain Grand Prix programs.
However, the Canadian Grand Prix among the three events selected by F1 was not denied by the organizing committee.
François Dumontier (François Dumontier) confirmed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: “We did have discussions in this area. We would be happy to see the completion of this project. The initiator said: “Of course. To be held under the conditions of the Canadian Grand Prix.
This is not certain yet. Because of the pandemic, it is indeed too early to move anything forward. First of all, the Australian Grand Prix, originally scheduled to start in March, has been postponed until autumn.
Other stopovers seem to have been easily delayed or even cancelled. The 2021 season is one week later than the beginning of March 28 in Bahrain.
In addition to Montreal, F1 and its new general manager Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari’s defector) also set their sights on the Italian and Brazilian Grand Prix.
Taking Montreal and Sao Paulo as examples, F1 hopes to use a favorable time network to broadcast its live broadcast of European prime time matches.
As far as we know, the weekend schedule will have a free practice (60 minutes) on Friday morning, followed by a few hours, followed by three qualifying rounds to determine qualifying. in the afternoon.
This method is reminiscent of the format used in F2, which has two different stages every weekend. However, these roles will be interchanged. Therefore, F1’s Saturday sprint race will only last for one hour, and the final result will determine the starting position for Sunday’s main event. In F2, the longest race takes place on Saturday.
In the end, F1 rejected the weird and crazy idea of providing a reverse start grid in 2021.