There’s an interesting piece over at autosport.com, that says the Formula One Teams’ Association will be looking at the possibility of a new qualifying format for next season, which would change the whole format of F1 Saturdays as they currently are.
Anyway, what they’ll be discussing is an idea that would see all of the cars out on track at the beginning of the session, on the same amount of fuel, with the slowest driver being eliminated after each lap.
Then after a total of 14 laps, the quickest six drivers left would scrap it out for pole, still using the same fuel load.
There’s even an idea to include a championship point for pole and some prize money.
I don’t know how this would work with Bernie’s proposed gold medals for winners rather than points mind you, but they might not even be considering that. Which frankly I think is a rubbish idea anyway.
I’m not sure what I think of the quali idea as I quite like the current set-up, but it would add an interesting spectacle and we’d get some proper on track tussles and a realistically fastest driver on pole, rather than what we’ve had a few times this last season with whoever’s running lightest on fuel sitting at the front.
What do you think?