Track chiefs slam two-day GP weekend proposal
"Friday is big at Silverstone. Losing it would reduce the people coming to stay"
Bosses of the British grand prix have said they do not support moves to cut Fridays out of formula one race weekends.
With the annual calendar looking likely to expand beyond 20 races in the next few years, Williams’ Adam Parr said this weekend he is proposing the official event schedules be reduced to just two days.
"Friday is big at Silverstone. Losing it would reduce the people coming to stay," Richard Phillips, the Northamptonshire circuit’s managing director, is quoted by the Mirror in the Istanbul Park paddock.
Added Neil England, Silverstone’s chairman: "To take a day off seems to be madness. We had 80,000 last year on the Friday, why would anyone destroy that?"