Nico Hulkenberg: “We have too much practice in Formula 1”


Nico Hulkenberg believes that the current weekend format in Formula 1 allows too much time to practice, and feels that the schedule could be shortened.

As it stands, there are two ninety-minute sessions on a Friday, with a further hour of practice on Saturday’s ahead of the qualifying session, but the Sahara Force India driver reckons Formula 1 could consider a similar format to that seen in the GP2 Series, where drivers only get one session of testing before going into qualifying.

“I am sometimes of the opinion that we have too much practice in Formula 1,” said Hulkenberg. “Two 90-minute sessions on Friday and on Saturday another hour – it is a lot of practice.

“I think I would personally find it more interesting if we had a lot less like in GP2. Maybe not quite as little but where you only had half an hour and you get thrown into the water.

“There would be a lot more emphasis and focus on the driver. Sometimes if you struggle, you have so much practice to get around it.”