Abiteboul thinks Fridays are pointless

Date published: February 1 2017

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul is hoping for Liberty Media to bring positive to change to Formula 1, starting with scrapping Friday’s practice sessions over a Grand Prix weekend.

However, the Frenchman is not expecting immediate results and understands that it is a long process for the sport’s new owners to be fully intergrated.

Abiteboul, though, warned Liberty Media to back up their words with action.

"Liberty Media should be given a few months to analyse the situation before it can comment on this issue.," he told Auto-Hebdo.

"But generally, the current format of the race weekend has to change.

"Friday practice does not play any role. We need to think about this, because there are ways to make Formula 1 more dynamic without spending money and without affecting the structure of the teams.

"It can't be all words, there must be actions showing the direction in which Formula 1 should go."