How should F1 shake up its race format?

How should F1 shake up its race format?

Amid talk about F1's future direction, grand prix weekends themselves have attracted scrutiny. BEN ANDERSON looks at where change would improve the overall product

Formula 1 constantly grapples with an incessant drive to innovate that often risks offending the history and tradition that underpins its appeal. I guess this is why proposals to shake up the long-established format of grand prix weekends have received a mixed reception in the F1 paddock.

On the one hand, we have traditionalists, such as four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. We know he's 'old school' and a bit of a historian; countless times he's shown his penchant for F1's record books, and his feelings about the sound made by F1's current small-capacity hybrid turbo engines are also well known. Vettel doesn't want F1 to do anything that would detract from the splendour and grandeur of Sunday's racing.

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