High-profile plans put forward by top teams to cut costs in time for the 2015 season were rejected at a meeting of the F1 Commission on Wednesday.Among them was the proposal that has, arguably, attracted the most attention - that of holding just one practice session late on the Friday afternoon of a race weekend. It was scuppered by race promoters, who along with teams, the FIA, commercial rights controller Bernie Ecclestone and suppliers of engines, tyres, fuel and sponsors, make up the commission.
Moves to halve Friday track time have proved unpopular since details first emerged at the Canadian GP two weeks ago and the promoters felt it would reduce spectator numbers.
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