F1 to Vote on New Rule Modifications for Azerbaijan GP: Slimmed-Down Dash Races and Revised Qualifying Time

It’s anticipated that FORMULA ONE officers will vote to overtake the weekend format, together with lowering apply classes which have change into tedious.

On Tuesday morning, staff leaders, F1 and FIA chiefs will meet in Geneva and are more likely to approve the proposed format.

Massive adjustments are set to be launched for the Azerbaijan GPCredit score: Reuters

Initially, this may apply to the six sprint-race weekends this season and can start with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku.

Right here is how the race construction will change:

Friday morning will stay FP1. The common apply session shall be restricted to solely 60 minutes, and when it’s full, the parc ferme protocol will put the vehicles right into a standstill, precluding any important modifications.

Friday afternoon is now reserved for qualifying for the next Sunday’s Grand Prix.

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The same old Q1, Q2, and Q3 segments will divide the session, with the 5 slowest drivers knocked out in Q1, adopted by 5 extra in Q2.

The highest ten shooters will participate in Q3, with the quickest driver profitable pole place.

Saturdays have a condensed dash occasion separate from the remainder of the Grand Prix.

Saturday morning qualifying will now be reserved for the brief dash, moderately than a apply session. The common Q1, Q2, and Q3 codecs shall be adopted, however the classes shall be shorter, with solely eight minutes allotted for Q3.

This suggests that drivers would have only one or two probabilities to realize their greatest occasions.

Saturday afternoon will current a quick 100km race that may award factors to the highest eight automobiles.

The driving force in first place will obtain eight factors, and this quantity will lower for every place beneath first.

Nothing adjustments for Sunday, which is preserved for the Grand Prix. 51 laps shall be run in Baku with the standard guidelines enforced.

F1 has been accused of meddling with the game’s DNA, though I approve of the proposals.  

Observe classes have change into tedious and unimportant, whereas this revamped construction provides 4 actions to compete for throughout the weekend — two qualifying classes and two races. It might take a while to regulate, however elevated motion can solely be helpful.

For now, the format is just for the races in Baku, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, Austin, and Sao Paulo.

If profitable, it might change into the usual format for all racing weekends in 2024.