July 25, 2016
By Maisie Loh
As an essential part of F1’s international profile, television airtime is considerably more extensive than a series of two-hour races spread across nine months of the year might suggest. Prior to the Sunday race, two days are devoted to free practice, followed by a day of qualifying. The outcome of three qualifying sessions determines the starting grid positions for the race on day three. F1 fans want to see all of the practice action and the qualifying, as well as gaining insights from behind the scenes.