Formula 1 could axe Friday morning free practice sessions next year, as teams study how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.
Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.
The smaller teams are furious, but in a crisis meeting in London last week, they were asked to come back in a fortnight with some cost-cutting rule proposals of their own.
Sport Bild claims that one of the measures under consideration is reducing the Grand Prix weekend by one 90-minute practice session from 2015.
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