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One-hour practice sessions take ‘a luxury away'

Mercedes and Ferrari have both offered an insight into how teams have had to adapt to one-hour practice sessions ahead of qualifying and races this season. FP1 and FP2 session duration times have been cut from 90 minutes to 60 minutes for the 2021 campaign and are now in alignment with Saturday's final FP3 session which is also 60 minutes long. When the session clock was at one hour 30 minutes in previous years, a pretty empty track for the first 15 or so minutes was a fairly common sight and that did not make for particularly compelling viewing for anyone. But, at the 2021 season opener in Bahrain, cars flooded out of the garages in practice as soon as the track limits went green....
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