* Sunday Morning @ 9AM Quali (Each driver would only be allowed two 4-lap runs in each session, with each driver having to do at minimum one run in each session, and Q3 being a single lap shootout with a 10 min time limit)
Okay. Sunday morning qualifying has been tried before and on a whole it doesn't work. Remember the aggregate system? What a pile of trash. Also, the current qualifying system is the best it's ever been, leave it alone. Any changes to the current qualifying format could only destroy it, why do we need to restrict drivers to X amount of laps, what's the point?
In my opinion the race format is perfectly fine. Everyone seems to forget that at alot of the races there are supporting races happening on the same weekend, F1 fans don't just sit there doing nothing for hours waiting for Qualifying or the Race to start, jeez.
If they want a cost effect in-season test solution then schedule tests between races where there is a 2 week gap and host the tests at the next race venue. For example this year we had a race at Barcelona on the 9th May, so we could have had a test session during the week starting 26th April. That way the teams don't have to spend money travelling around. Obviously there will be other events at alot of the venues, but I'm sure they organise something. A lot of F1 circuits are barely used all year, especially the new ones.
If you wanted to organise something that wasn't available to the top 4-5 teams then you could go back to the third car in friday practice, that was a great way to give new drivers exposure during a race weekend. Banning spare cars was a complete farce because most of the teams still ship one out, they just don't put it together anymore.
"Unbelievable how silly this Formula 1 is these days, with this stupid overtakes."
—Sebastian Vettel, 2012 US GP