F1 To Trial New Press Conference Format In Australia
As well as bringing a raft of new regulations and very different looking cars, 2017 is also going to see F1 try a new press conference format.
Whist Thursday drivers press conferences used to be 6 drivers for 30 minutes, the new format will see two 25 minute sessions both with four drivers. Whilst the four drivers are in the TV press conference the other four will be with the written press and then swap over.
As such the schedule for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix looks like this:
Thursday, March 23, 1500 hours local time (0400 GMT)
Part 1: Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Part 2: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Felipe Massa (Williams), Esteban Ocon (Force India), Lance Stroll (Williams)
Friday, March 24, 1800 hours local time (0700 GMT)
Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Christian Horner (Red Bull), Paddy Lowe (Williams), Toto Wolff (Mercedes)