FIA announces quali change


crayzayjay
03-24-2004, 04:56 PM
FIA bows to quali pressure

http://f1.racing-live.com/en/index.html?[url]http://f1.racing-live.com/en/headlines/news/detail/040324180613.shtml

Motorsport chiefs bowed to pressure from television producers and drivers on Wednesday by agreeing to change the controversial new qualifying procedures after just two rounds of the new Formula One season.

From the next race in Bahrain, there will be a one-hour gap between the pre-qualifying session (13:00 local time) and the grid qualifying session (14:00 local time) on the Saturday.

At the moment, the two single-lap sessions are run back-to-back. The system was introduced instead of having one on Friday and one on Saturday but fans, television broadcasters and drivers have all complained that the new format was too boring.



Still sucks if you ask me :disappoin

ales
03-27-2004, 03:39 AM
The same boring format spread over a longer time period.

RallyRaider
03-27-2004, 05:16 AM
And this is an improvement because...?

simdel1
03-28-2004, 08:47 AM
And this is an improvement because...?

minardi, or any team who's driver throws the car of the track, no longer have to do a race style pit stop to prepare for the second run.

zebrathree
03-28-2004, 10:20 AM
How do they come up with this crap?

Draw crap ideas from a hat?

RallyRaider
03-28-2004, 06:07 PM
minardi, or any team who's driver throws the car of the track, no longer have to do a race style pit stop to prepare for the second run.

Na, if that was a consideration they'd have left the two sessions on seperate days and allowed the use of spare cars. Supposedly the change was made to relieve the boredom, so how is this any less boring? Screws with the tele programming to, which is the most important thing (sic).

Can we please end all this sillyness and return to say, 1997 regs, with the addition of smaller engines and less aero?

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