Why F1’s pole records could be about to become meaningless
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Why F1’s pole records could be about to become meaningless

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Silverstone will be the first trial of Formula 1's new sprint race format on Saturday, which sets the grid for Sunday's British Grand Prix. But one key decision means the history books will be unnecessarily warped for this and other repeat experiments

Many of Formula 1’s recent ideas and experiments are to be welcomed. The qualifying sprint race, which will be first tried at the 2021 British Grand Prix, is a worthy attempt to spice-up the weekend. But one decision is baffling.

F1 boss Ross Brawn recently revealed that the winner of the sprint race will be officially credited with pole position in the history books.

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