At least it's not as farcical as the qualifying format that was trialed a couple years back for a couple of races and promptly abandoned and brushed under the carpet.dans79 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:43 pmSieper wrote: ↑Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:38 pmIt will make the races more unpredictable as for sure some people will start “out of position”. Especially with a few crashes. This is exactly how America runs indycar racing as well, it is so unpredictable that (SC) luck plays a large role. I think it will be here to stay.
And as far as I'm concerned it's stupid and one of the things thats will make me stop watching F1.
The added pressure on teams and drivers could lead to mistakes and while it may seem contrived, the contrivance is minimal. Practice is still practice on Friday but there will be a greater emphasis on the sim drivers at the factory and all of the teams will have less time to find the ideal set up making the whole shebang less predictable. The qualifying format for the sprint race isn't all jacked up (though I do have a question about the q2 tire rule) and how that applies, not that tire choice will differ so much over 17 laps. Finally the sprint race isn't a double points disaster like Abu Dhabi was. There's incentive for drivers to make up positions so that drivers like Russell/Gio/Alonso/Kimi(not lately) have a chance to move up the grid and start the race a few positions higher perhaps.
Realistically I'm just saying this isn't as ridiculous an idea as double points, or that qualifying farce we had in like what 2017?
Going into the weekend with an open mind.