From 2020 qualification races will be heldSeptember 13, 2019
The head of the Ferrari team, Mattia Binotto, confirmed that already in 2020 the qualification format can be radically changed: instead of the usual three sessions, the qualification race will be held.
“All teams said yes, including us. Accordingly, this will be done in 2020, ”Binotto said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
He also recalled the position that Ferrari holds in negotiations on the future regulations of the championship, which will enter into force in 2021, but its approval should take place before October 31: “Two points of principle should be clearly stated. Formula 1 should remain a platform that involves technology competition. This is the only reason Ferrari is investing in this program.
We do not like any attempts to make all cars the same. Standard components can cause reliability problems, similar to those that occurred in F2 with clutches.
Also, Formula 1 should remain a sport in which the best win. Attempts to mix cards, change the balance of power – all this is wrong. This is a sport, not a show. In October we will vote for the new regulation, and after that discussions will continue on its improvement. ”
In addition, yesterday a meeting of the Formula 1 Strategic Group was held, at which proposals to return refueling and hold two mandatory pit stops during the Grand Prix were finally rejected, RaceFans reports citing its sources.
On the whole, the meeting was held in a constructive spirit, and some progress was achieved in preparing the new championship regulations, which should enter into force in 2021.
The next meeting of the Strategic Group will be held in October before the electronic voting procedure within the framework of the FIA World Council for Motorsport, as a result of which the text of the technical and sports regulations of the championship for 2021 should be approved.
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