Due to the nature of Spa-Francorchamps and Monza there has been a necessity to get a tow during a qualifying run in order to record the best possible time. This unfortunately has the side effect of drivers going incredibly slowly either to preserve life in their delicate Pirelli tyres or to best position themselves to […]Read More Should Formula 1 introduce circuit specific qualifying formats?
On 3rd April Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone met with the team bosses to discuss potential changes to the qualifying format. The meeting was already due to take place prior to qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix which took place the previous day. After a reported ninety minutes of discussions, it was announced that there would […]Read More F1’s latest qualifying idea
We head towards the Bahrain Grand Prix with the sport intending to continue to use the elimination qualifying format, despite the teams agreeing on the Sunday morning of the Australian Grand Prix to revert to the qualifying format used in 2015. So how has the sport ended up still using the elimination format despite the […]Read More The curious case of F1 qualifying
One session with the new for 2016 qualifying format in Formula One and many aren’t impressed and are either calling for there to be changes or for the format to be scrapped altogether. But I would urge the sport to calm down slightly and have a deeper look into why the new format didn’t work […]Read More In defence of F1’s new qualifying format