Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn says that the sport is against introducing "gimmicks" such as reverse grids for the 2021 season.
The aforementioned year is set to see a number of new regulations introduced, including overhauls to the aerodynamic and engine rules.
On Monday, it was confirmed that one point would be awarded for the fastest lap this year, offering an insight into the direction that the sport is taking.
However, Brawn assured that the race format would not be reconfigured.
"I think fans like change when it brings better racing and better entertainment," Brawn told Autosport. "They may object to change if they see it being done for the wrong reasons. And maybe people are a bit uncomfortable when things change.
"I personally think there are some references that we have to keep - the length of the race, and the nature of the race.
"I don't think reverse grids would be at the right level for F1. It works in other formulae, we know that from our own experience. But there are different requirements in F2 than F1.
"We're definitely not into gimmicks, we're into nurturing and developing the racing, and understanding what the fans enjoy, and seeing how we can give them more of what they enjoy with integrity.
"We don't want it to be gimmicky. Because I think that will turn fans off."
Brawn hailed the work that F1's marketing groups have done over the last year, but admits there is a lot of work before fan's interests are fully understood.
"We're learning more and more about our fans, and what they enjoy, and the nature of motor racing fans," said Brawn.
"It's fascinating to start to understand the interests of our fans, and what they like to see and what they don't like to see. But I think they accept change when it's going in the right direction.
"2021 is a big change. I think there will be some who see the cars and don't like them, but I hope the majority will see the cars and love them. They'll certainly love the benefits they'll see out on the track."
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