F1 teams' latest veto proves a will to spite their own faces

F1 teams' latest veto proves a will to spite their own faces

OPINION: Formula 1's push for three reversed-grid races in 2020 hit the buffers when the teams rejected the idea. By blocking the latest attempt to improve the racing spectacle, self-interested teams displayed an underlying fear of change

Formula 1 teams were never going to vote through the proposal for a trio of reversed-grid qualifying races in 2020. That would require a depth of imagination and an appetite for change far beyond them given the need for unanimity.

Regardless of your position on the divisive topic of any kind of reversed-grid race - and the opposition is understandably significant - the proposal wasn't scotched through respect for tradition or any objection to it as a gimmick.

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