F1’s qualifying debacle has been several ideas introduced and rejected as F1’s political war gets increasingly pungent taste.
Following the last meeting, Mercedes’ Toto Wolff told reporters as he exited that “No decision has been made” except that returning to the popular 2015 format is “not on the table”.
A new meeting has been scheduled for next Thursday, amid speculation bosses have been told to discuss a newly-touted format for setting the grid.
“Our main message,” said Wolff, “is ‘Please, no experiments’.”
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and FIA President Jean Todt have asked teams to consider a system which sees drivers set their times over an aggregate of two laps.
They have refused to return to the 2015 system the teams are asking for. Instead they have suggested an idea was that was kicked out after just six races when it was tried in 2005.
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