The evidence for F1 reverse grids

The evidence for F1 reverse grids

The idea of reverse grids in Formula 1 is always slammed as a gimmick that would rob racing of its purity. But, EDD STRAW argues, the evidence from F1's past suggests otherwise

Whenever any Autosport writer suggests introducing reverse grids in Formula 1 is the most effective way to deliver what many fans are clamouring for, much of the response is very negative.

It's frustrating, because it's comfortably the most effective and least contrived way to deliver that. Provided, of course, you want to change what has been a successful formula since qualifying was adopted for the 1933 Monaco Grand Prix and rapidly became the standard.

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