Come the early summer, restlessness had truly set in during the initial coronavirus-enforced lockdown. That bore a growing clamour for sport to return in some form or other. Whether it be the Premier League's 'Project Restart' or for a major motorsport series to hurry together a semblance of a calendar, it was hoped these events might offer some way of a distraction.
Sport has for time immemorial been just that: a distraction, and one that took place at weekends. The first race of the 1931 European Drivers' Championship - the forebearer to Formula 1 - was a non-championship round on the Carthage street circuit in Tunisia that took place on 29 March, a Sunday. Precedent set, motorsport has overwhelmingly taken place at a weekend.
There are fleeting exceptions, of course. Occasionally NASCAR Truck Series races stray onto a Thursday or Friday, national club events can occupy a bank holiday Monday or - in the case of the Plumb Pudding meeting at Mallory Park - whichever day Boxing Day falls on.