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Nico Hulkenberg: Too much practice in Formula 1 grand prix weekends

Nico Hulkenberg says there is too much time set aside for practice during a Formula 1 grand prix weekend and believes it should be cut down

Currently, there are two 90-minute practice sessions on Friday followed by a one-hour session on Saturday ahead of qualifying.

Force India driver Hulkenberg referenced the format in GP2, where there is just 45 minutes of practice, as something F1 should consider.

"I am sometimes of the opinion that we have too much practice in Formula 1," said Hulkenberg.

"Two 90-minute sessions on Friday and on Saturday another hour - it is a lot of practice.

"I think I would personally find it more interesting if we had a lot less like in GP2.

"Maybe not quite as little but where you only had half an hour and you get thrown into the water.

"There would be a lot more emphasis and focus on the driver.

"Sometimes if you struggle, you have so much practice to get around it."

However, Hulkenberg's team-mate Sergio Perez thinks the current format works well.

"I don't think we have too much practice," he said.

"You only have one practice to try the long run stuff - P2 - and then you have P3 to really try the qualifying.

"P1 is useless because the track is very dirty and green and the track improves a lot.

"You have one go at both things so I don't think we have too much."

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