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F1 introducing mandatory 2021 practice runs for young drivers

Formula 1 will introduce mandatory practice runs at grands prix weekend for young drivers from the start of the 2021 season, and are considering expanding the requirement, due to the impending absence of in-season testing, Formula 1’s ban on unlimited testing towards the end of the 2000s prompted officials to organise young driver tests each season, the format of which have changed in recent years. Under current regulations two of the four in-season test days must be allocated to drivers with two or fewer grand prix starts. In 2019 these test days took place in Bahrain and Spain, with several Formula 2 front-runners gaining track time in Formula 1 machinery. A bulk of the current...
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