Shakedown has been modified, providing a longer and faster session than before.
Up until now, drivers have done a handful of laps (usually three) in each car, behind the safety car.
Today’s session in Punta del Este gave teams six laps over a half an hour period, but without the stipulation of requiring a car change and without the safety car leading the way.
That meant that teams could choose to run one car over six laps, turning the session into something more akin to a free practice session. The modified session style should remain in place for the remainder of the season.