Montezemolo wants start time change for F1 races

F1 should think about changing the race start time for Grands Prix, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. Most races on the annual calendar traditionally kick off in the early hours of the afternoon. "I don't think it's good that in...

F1 should think about changing the race start time for Grands Prix, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo.

Most races on the annual calendar traditionally kick off in the early hours of the afternoon.

"I don't think it's good that in July or August the races begin at 2 o'clock when most people are laying on the beach," the Italian told Germany's Sport Bild.

"Football games don't get started until 5 o'clock or later," added Montezemolo.

He also maintained his push for leading F1 teams to be allowed to field three cars.

"We don't want to build it for the Scuderia, but for another team," said Montezemolo. "A Spanish (team), an American, whatever."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo
Teams Ferrari