Bob Fernley has praised the decision to extend first practice on a Friday in 2014 as it gives the teams a variety of choices.
As of next season, Friday's first practice will be extend from the current 90 minutes to a two hours with Pirelli giving the teams one additional set of tyres to use during the first 30 minutes.
Teams will be permitted to run their test drivers throughout the entire session or even just those first 30. They can then swap their tester for their race driver for the remainder of practice.
"It's a good compromise for everybody, because teams can choose which way they want to go with it and we are not forcing anybody down a route," Fernley, Force India's team principal, told Autosport.
"Our view was that it should be for a young driver to do that first 30-minute stint before handing the tyres back but other teams didn't feel it would benefit them.
"This rule gives them a free choice, so if for example Ferrari doesn't want to put a reserve in, they can run their primary drivers, if Marussia wants to put a young driver into both parts of P1, they can and if like Force India, you want to do a mixture, you can do that as well."