The organizers of the Grand Prix of France consider the possibility of postponing the start of the race at a later time.
Last week it became known about the plans of Liberty Media to change the traditional start time from 14:00 to 15:10 on the European stages. It is assumed that such a schedule would be more convenient for audiences in the UK (the race usually starts at 13:00 local time) and especially to the public in the US, where viewers had to stand at 5-8 in the morning to watch the Grand Prix.
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But the promoters of the French stage, which returns to the calendar after ten years of absence, unable to go further. According to the publication L’equipe, the race at Paul Ricard, scheduled for June 24, will start at 16:10 (17:10 GMT). This will avoid the intersection with the England game with Panama in the world Cup.
“This is a very interesting idea – said the boss of the track in Le Castellet Stefan Claire. – Our guests will be able to have a nice lunch, and the audience will have more time to get to the racetrack.”
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