New qualifying format approved by FIA




A new qualifying format for Formula One has been approved by the FIA, regulatory body of the sport. This new format includes live elimination at each session of the qualifying which will now be implemented from the first race at Albert Park, Australia.

New qualifying format approved by FIA

New qualifying format approved by FIA

The new format which was initially proposed by the F1 commission and Strategy Group got a positive response from majority of the teams and drivers. However, a few of the drivers have voiced their personal concerns regarding complicating the qualifying rules further. Lewis Hamilton has also gone ahead and questioned the direction the sport is taking with all such changes.

Claire Williams, team principle at Williams F1 team supports the new format and feels that it will result in a more competitive and exciting session of qualifying. She said that the judgement regarding the new system should be reserved for after the first qualifying round at Australian Grand Prix.

Formula One legend, Alan Prost has warned that the new qualifying format might not yield the expected results. He doubts the intent behind changing the existing format of qualifying which was widely regarded as being one of the few positive aspects left in the sport. He said, “It seems that everybody wants to change something in F1, but if you change in only one area, it does little for the whole package.”

Earlier, Force India driver, Sergio Perez had commented that the qualifying rules are complicated for the fans and that there was no reason to change the qualifying format.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Anjan K Merkap

Author:

Cricket

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 17th, 2017

The two cricket giants of Asia; India and Pakistan will lock horns against each other at the epic ICC Champions Trophy finale match at the Oval on Sunday. India ..

Football

FC Pune City wins Under-19 IFA Shield in its debut season

FC Pune City wins Under-19 IFA Shield in its debut season

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 13th, 2017

The Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Hrithik Roshan co-owned Indian Super League team FC Pune City’s U-19 team wonthe prestigious 121st U-19 IFA Shield tournament in ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Odisha turns 90 days challenge into nation’s pride all set to host 22nd AAC

Odisha turns 90 days challenge into nation’s pride all set to host 22nd AAC

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on June 22nd, 2017

With just 90 days given to prepare, the Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd A ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror