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F1 drops elimination qualifying format

Second times a charm!

It's felt like a long month and that's as long as it's taken for Formula One to announce that it would be changing the format of qualifying, to try it out, for it to fail, for the sport to drag its heels so it stayed for a second race and for it to now finally to be scrapped.

None of the fans wanted to see the change and despite unanimously agreeing it, none of the drivers or teams wanted it either.

But it's taken this long to get shot.

That's because the powers that be were certain that the new format was having an affect on the quality of the race action, due to the different use of tyres to avoid early elimination.

The F1 bosses wanted to tweak the new system to get it right, but the Formula One teams disagreed.

So the F1 bosses wanted to bring in an aggregate system, again the teams disagreed so its back to the previous, more popular system from China.

'At the unanimous request of the teams in a letter received today, Jean Todt, President of the FIA, and Bernie Ecclestone, commercial rights holder representative, accepted, in the interests of the Championship, to submit a proposal to the F1 Commission and World Motor Sport Council to revert to the qualifying format in force in 2015.' A joint statement from the FIA and Formula One Management said.








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 8 2016

Time: 9:03AM

 

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