Series could race on Sundays in future

The International Formula 3000 Championship could race on a Sunday next year, to help fill the circuit downtime on Formula 1 weekends before the start of each European grand prix

Series could race on Sundays in future

The FIA World Council has announced a 10-date calendar for next season, but has stressed that at present the races will take place on a Saturday as they have done for the past few seasons. Formula 1 promoter Bernie Ecclestone is known to be keen to provide more entertainment for trackside spectators on race day, however, and this could mean a change to Sunday morning races.

The move has been a talking point all year and has found favour with the F3000 team owners. It works as a compromise since the idea of Formula 1 qualifying on a Sunday morning was rejected.

The World Council also stated that the calendar is "subject to the entry of 18 cars by the first of December 2003". Just 15 cars entered the last F3000 race of the season at Monza. It is not clear what would happen if the 18-car minimum cannot be met.


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