The FIA has published the rules for Formula One’s new ‘elimination’ qualifying system. The new procedure will see drivers being eliminated every 90 seconds in Q1, Q2 and Q3.
F1 drivers have expressed their dissatisfaction with planned new qualifying rules at a meeting with FIA race director Charlie Whiting.
Will elimination qualifying make for more exciting qualifying sessions and less predictable grids, or is it not likely to have a significant effect?
The new ‘elimination qualifying’ system will not be introduced until the Spanish Grand Prix at the earliest, Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.
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The FIA has confirmed plans to overhaul F1’s qualifying procedure this year as part of a package to “deliver a faster, more spectacular” world championship.