Why it's time to ditch F1 qualifying

Why it's time to ditch F1 qualifying

Formula 1 has suggested making another change to its qualifying format in a bid to improve the weekend spectacle. Our technical expert argues that this won't go far enough, and proposes a radical change to the event format

Changing for the sake of change is usually to be avoided. But it's true that if you can identify problems and rectify them, usually you will go forward, and Formula 1 has been pretty much the same for as long as I have been involved in it.

You have practice, then qualifying, and if all goes to plan the fastest driver ends up at the front. Then in the race, to nobody's great surprise, when you put the quickest car and driver combination at the front, they rush off into the lead and win.

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