It's easy to laugh off the suggestion of introducing reverse grids in Formula 1. After all, it means the slowest will be given an advantage...won't it?
But according to the results of the recent fan survey conducted by F1 Racing in association with AUTOSPORT and Motorsport News, 24.1 per cent of you are open to the idea of reverse grids in grand prix racing - and you are right to take that position, even if it also means three quarters are against it.
Before seriously analysing the validity of this proposal, you must disabuse yourself of the notion that this is about rewarding failure. Instead, it is about redefining what constitutes racing success. More specifically, about what those doing the winning need to do to achieve it.