Scheduling three grands prix in as many weekends cannot be considered as the format in the future, according to Formula 1 team bosses, following a frantic spell for the series.
Formula 1 did not run a race in the opening half of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with half of the events called off, and others rescheduled.
The championship opened its revised 17-round calendar with nine events across an 11-week spell.
It has meant three blocks of triple headers and only two weekends without a grand prix since the opening round of the season.
Formula 1 first scheduled a triple header in 2018, running events in Austria, France and Britain, while the 2020 campaign will conclude with three successive rounds in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
“It was probably the most intense schedule we ever had with nine races in 11 weeks,” said McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl.
“It was very demanding and was definitely wearing out our people. So I’m really happy and thankful for how everyone in the team was pushing through this period.
“It is good that at least for some weeks we go back to a ‘more normal’ racing schedule. Hopefully it makes it more sustainable for our guys.
“I think it’s very important that we are all fully clear, together with Formula 1 also, that what we do this year is acceptable because everyone understands we are under special circumstances but that can’t be the way forward to have triple headers as the standard.”
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer emphasised that “multiple triple-headers are not sustainable.
“Yeah, we’re doing them this year but if I were to tell all the mechanics that this is how it’s going to be going forward I think they would choose to do something else.”
Haas boss Guenther Steiner agreed that “triple headers are very tough for everybody. I think we can do them this year because it is an exceptional year with the pandemic.
“We had a few months not doing so much in the beginning of the year, so it’s possible to do in an exceptional year like this but doing it going forward as a standard I don’t think it’s a good idea.
“It’s not only to the people and also for the spectator I think there is a saturation factor involved and if you race every weekend, just too close together, people lose interest.
“I think F1 did a good job to find ways out of not being able to travel as much as we do normally, or as far as much as we do normally, we still travel, and they came up with this compromise plan but I don’t think this is a plan that is here to stay.”