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Old 05-29-2004, 01:33   #1 (permalink)
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Revised F1 Qualifying Format

This article can be found at autosport.co.uk

QUALIFYING SHAKE-UP FOR SILVERSTONE

Formula 1 will have a revised qualifying format as of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 11. Replacing the existing single car format will be a one hour session split into two 20 minute sessions with a 20 minute break in between.

Each car must complete six laps in each of the sessions with the fastest time from each period aggregated to produce the overall grid time. Both sessions will be run with free fuel levels, meaning that once again we will see a return to flat out qualifying with cars in their optimum specification.

The parc ferme rules will continue but teams will fuel the cars after qualifying in preparation for the race. Many of the teams are believed to have pushed for the second session to be run with race fuel levels but Ferrari's Jean Todt pointed out that if fuel conservation was a factor, drivers would then crawl round on their in-laps having set their quick time, leading to potentially hazardous situations.A prime consideration has been a simple format that is easily understandable and any aggregate system could be seen to fly in the face of that, but timing equipment is considered sophisticated enough not to make this a problem.
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Jesus this sounds confusing...

Why not just have the old sytle, 1 hour session, simple. It used to be so much more exciting watching everyone on the ragged edge.
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Yea, I dont get it yet, once I get a better understanding on it I will post it on here if no one does before me, But from what I can get from it, it sounds like it will be good.

The current format sucks its gets boring at the end on the first session and the start of the second session, even the commentary on the live timing slows down
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Re: Revised F1 Qualifying Format

Remember if you are quoting a website, be sure to give the site its due credit to avoid copyright problems!

And it'll be good to see some flat out qualifying! Teams like Renault and BAR can qualify fast and still put on big fuel loads.

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Remember if you are quoting a website, be sure to give the site its due credit to avoid copyright problems!

And it'll be good to see some flat out qualifying! Teams like Renault and BAR can qualify fast and still put on big fuel loads.

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I copied it off an MSN Group, who probably copied it form somewhere, i'll see if I can find a place that has that on it, btw what if it was just a press release?
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It's still published somewhere and 90% of the time subject to copyright laws. In this case, there's probably not much you can do about it except just say exactly what you did in the last post.

Tis all good.

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To be honest i dont mind the current qualifying format.
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would be good if we could bloody see the qualifying!!!

it'd be really good to see everyones hot lap before a grand prix, say sat night on free to air tv. Even Sunday morning or before the race? although it might piss some off in that timeslot. I mean come on they want to televise the AFL tribunal next year
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Re: Revised F1 Qualifying Format

how can you not understand that... 2 qualifying sessions with a 20 minute gap between them both lasting an hour each. They do 6 laps in each session (12 overall) and the best time is their qualifying time.

Sounds good though it seems a little harsh you make a slight mistake in the current qualifying as you go way down the order
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how can you not understand that... 2 qualifying sessions with a 20 minute gap between them both lasting an hour each. They do 6 laps in each session (12 overall) and the best time is their qualifying time.

Sounds good though it seems a little harsh you make a slight mistake in the current qualifying as you go way down the order
Probably the way it is worded makes it a bit hard to interpret
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