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F1 to revert to 2015 qualifying format in China

  • Published on 08 Apr 2016 08:23
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

A FIA and FOM statement regarding the qualifying format: " At the unanimous request of the teams in a letter received today, Jean Todt, President of the FIA, and Bernie Ecclestone, commercial rights holder representative, accepted, in the interests of the Championship, to submit a proposal to the F1 Commission and World Motor Sport Council to revert to the qualifying format in force in 2015."

"This proposal, if approved by the F1 governing bodies, will take effect as from the Chinese Grand Prix and will apply for the rest of the season. Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone welcomed the idea put forward by the teams to have a global assessment of the format of the weekend for 2017."

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  • f1dave

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    Fourth time lucky ?

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    • Apr 8 2016 - 15:53
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Phew, we dodged a bullet there. Seemed like things were going from bad to worse with the suggested aggregated time format. But lets first see if it gets approved.

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    • Apr 8 2016 - 22:41

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