It is safe to say that Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is not a fan of Friday practice sessions. In fact, the Russian is of the opinion that Formula 1 abolish Friday running altogether. His reasoning was that all the F1 teams already know too much about the cars
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was proof enough for Daniil Kvyat especially after the incident involving George Russell. The British driver struck a manhole cover and wrecked the underside of his car. As a result, opening practice was forced to be cut short while thorough checks were conducted on the entire circuit.
Now, the debate revolving around limiting F1 events to two days has resurfaced once more. Kvyat suggested that there was no real harm in having a solitary practice session on Saturday. However, he did mention that an extra day would probably be needed for brand new venues.
“Maybe we need to just come on the track on Saturday,” said Daniil Kvyat to Motorsport.com. “That’s it. Honestly we are so up [to knowledge] on all the tracks we know.”
“I think we need to allow extra time on new tracks, like its going to be Vietnam or something, maybe, but I don’t know.”
“It’s up to F1 people to decide, what is best and what is not. Every driver is different. Someone needs maybe five hours. But not me.”
“I think it depends on how many races we end up with,” he said. “If we end up with more races, we arguably do need to condense the time.”
“We saw that one session worked well enough on Friday [in Baku], so maybe just one good session is the way to go. Then parts and people can turn up a little bit later and one session is enough for the weekend.”