Teams against changing qualification formatApril 17, 2019
The following season may change the format of qualification – the Formula 1 Commission’s electronic voting will run until April 30. If the amendments are accepted, the qualification will consist not of three parts, but of four.
However, according to RaceFans, after a computer simulation of a new format, almost all teams oppose, except for one. Presumably, we are talking about Renault.
“The prevailing opinion among team leaders comes down to the question: why change the current format, if it works, risking to introduce something that might not work?” Said an unnamed source in one of the teams.
If nine teams vote against, it is unlikely that the Commission of Formula 1 will gain the necessary two-thirds of the vote to change the format, and then in 2020 the qualification will continue to consist of three sessions.
Liberty Media wanted to change the format of the qualification last year – as studies have shown, fans approve of change. However, the source argues that the reason for the change is completely different – the owners of commercial rights want to make the qualification more attractive for TV companies. The introduction of the fourth part will lead to the appearance of an additional break between sessions, which can be filled with advertising.
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