Max Verstappen has raised concerns over a new media schedule which has significantly bumped up the workload for drivers. Now, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), directed by George Russell, has written to the F1 and FIA to explain how the drivers feel about the changes and how they could be improved, according to Motorsport.com.
Reportedly, drivers feel it unnecessary to answer the same questions multiple times for different television productions. They also want changes to how the media timetable works before they head to the track on Thursdays an Fridays. The FIA has stopped the media day on the Thursday, instead moving this to an official press conference on the Friday morning which is more compressed.
But the drivers believe that while their Thursdays have just been filled with other responsibilities, they’re not given an extra-long day on the Friday.
Max Verstappen said the following:
The Belgian driver then brought up answering the same questions multiple times to different production companies: