The elimination style qualifying used for the first time at the Australian Grand Prix has reportedly now been tweaked for Bahrain. The new system created a lacklustre qualifying session with the pole decided 4 minutes before the end. After the race the FIA announced the system would revert back to that used in 2015.
However it now appears as if the FIA haven’t stuck to their original decision and they are going to introduce a revised system for Bahrain. However this is only speculated and isn’t the definitive choice.
After the Australian Grand Prix all team bosses seemed very keen and eager to switch back to the old system, as did almost all of the fans. Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff summed everyones opinions up well saying: “The new format is pretty rubbish – much too complicated to follow and a damp squib at the end with nobody running,”.
The main catalyst in keeping the new system is Pirelli’s Paul Hembery. He believes that the system actually impacted on the race and therefore should be kept.
What do you think? Do you like the new qualifying? Haha I know the answer in your head right now is a “no” and your absolutely correct.
The deepest man made borehole in the world is around 40,000 feet deep. If Formula One doesn’t change the format back to normal for Bahrain their hole will be deeper than 40,000 feet. A lot deeper.