How would qualifying races change F1?
What impact would the mooted Saturday qualifying races have on grands prix? Can Sebastian Vettel recover Ferrari's focus from Charles Leclerc? Does DRS need to be 'BoP-esque'? Our ex-Formula 1 technical director answers these questions and more
I think it's a great idea and if it was down to me that's what qualifying would be replaced with - a short, reversed-championship-grid race on a Saturday afternoon to set the grid for the feature race on the Sunday. I have written about it many times and while, yes, it will change the DNA of F1, in reality that has been changed on many occasions and F1 itself still survives.
We want to see action-packed races - what better way is there to achieve it? George Russell on pole and Hamilton 20th on the grid is something I would watch and I think a lot of others would as well.
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