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Old 27-04-2021, 11:05 AM   #1
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F1 qualifying changes

Changing the format of quali for 3 races this year. Not sure how it will go but including a 100km sprint race on the Saturday to determine Sundays grid places and points available for first 3 in the sprint.
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Old 27-04-2021, 11:14 AM   #2
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I’m struggling to understand how it all works, like is the sprint race the same as the normal but shorter? So how does that grid get decided, how far is 100km in laps, does that mean one set of tyres. It sounds really interesting and a good way to spice it up so we shall see.
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Old 27-04-2021, 11:43 AM   #3
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Its a bit too confusing right now but let's give it a try before judging it
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I’m struggling to understand how it all works, like is the sprint race the same as the normal but shorter? So how does that grid get decided, how far is 100km in laps, does that mean one set of tyres. It sounds really interesting and a good way to spice it up so we shall see.
From what I understand. On Friday they have qualifying to determine the grid places in Saturdays Sprint race. The sprint race on Saturday is 100km long, all grand prixs are normally 505km(apart from Monaco). Position in Sprint race deremines your grid place on Sunday in the normal race. Plus first 3 in the Sprint get 3,2and1 point towards Championship.

I believe other formats like Nascar use it too. Be interesting to see how the 3race trial goes(read Silverstone is one). Not sure what happens if a driver destroys his car or suffers concussion etc on the Saturday and not able to race Sunday. Normally they'd have a week or 3 to recover/rebuild cars.
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Old 27-04-2021, 02:45 PM   #5
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Sounds interesting - they should do those running starts they used to do - where the drivers have to run across the grid and jump in the cars - then it will be how quickly can you get your seatbelt on and set off - then again maybe not, probably not good from a H&S point of view these days
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I still reckon spraying the track with water at random intervals will spice things up. Never a dull race in the wet.
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I still reckon spraying the track with water at random intervals will spice things up. Never a dull race in the wet.
Or putting the drives in random cars
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The water spray was the poisoned dwarf's suggestion. The next step is throwing out stinger strips at opportune moments.
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The water spray was the poisoned dwarf's suggestion. The next step is throwing out stinger strips at opportune moments.
No need for stingers. Just get George Russell to drive your car. Guaranteed a suspicious puncture then.
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