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Why motorsport should consider a mid-week future

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International motorsport has been the preserve of weekends, but the pandemic forced Formula E to get creative with its Berlin season finale as four races were held mid-week. Should FE and other series break with tradition and repeat the experiment?

Come the early summer, restlessness had truly set in during the initial coronavirus-enforced lockdown. That bore a growing clamour for sport to return in some form or other. Whether it be the Premier League's 'Project Restart' or for a major motorsport series to hurry together a semblance of a calendar, it was hoped these events might offer some way of a distraction.

Sport has for time immemorial been just that: a distraction, and one that took place at weekends. The first race of the 1931 European Drivers' Championship - the forebearer to Formula 1 - was a non-championship round on the Carthage street circuit in Tunisia that took place on 29 March, a Sunday. Precedent set, motorsport has overwhelmingly taken place at a weekend.

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Series General , Formula E
Author Stefan Mackley