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Formula One makes changes to 2018 time schedule due to FIFA World Cup

Formula One (F1) says minor adjustments have been made in order to avoid clashes with other major sports events like the FIFA World Cup

other sports Updated: Feb 01, 2018 22:41 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
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The weekend timetable at European and Brazilian Formula One (F1) races will also be shifted back an hour in a bid to help attract a larger television audience.(Getty Images for Formula 1)

Formula One (F1) has made two changes to the weekend time schedule for its 21 races this season.

The races will all start at 10 minutes past the hour, with most of the European events beginning at 3:10 p.m.

F1 says the decision was made to better suit television schedules because “broadcasters usually go on air precisely on the hour, hence missing the tension and emotion that characterize the minutes before the start of each grand prix.”

The weekend timetable at European and Brazilian races will also be shifted back an hour in a bid to help attract a larger television audience.

F1 says “other minor adjustments have been made in order to avoid clashes with other major sports events like the FIFA World Cup.”

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 22:38 IST