How Formula 1 could make reversed grids work

How Formula 1 could make reversed grids work

So much of Formula 1 has changed over the decades, but an insistence that race formats are untouchable remains. If F1 wants to swim rather than sink in the modern era, that attitude has to change

Bob Dylan was an advocate for change. So he wouldn't get very far as a motorsport official. For a sport built on speed, it's ironic how glacial progress can be in racing. A good thing Dylan chased inspiration for The Times They Are A-Changin' elsewhere, then.

Some people make motorsport's life difficult by being stuck in their ways. In Formula 1, this is best exemplified by its format. As the world championship has evolved - different technology, different venues, different points systems, different qualifying sessions - two things have held firm. There is a qualifying session, and there is a race that lasts for two hours.

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