Connect with us

2016 F1

F1 authorities says 2015 qualifying is not acceptable – Wolff

Published

on

F1 Teams told to consider 'aggregate' qualifying

F1 Teams told to consider ‘aggregate’ qualifying

Formula 1 bosses have been told to mull over an all-new ‘aggregate’ format for qualifying, after reverting to the 2015 system was ruled out by the sport’s authorities on Sunday.

“It’s crazy,” one source at the meeting told the Telegraph newspaper, as it emerged that simply abandoning the failed ‘musical chairs’ experiment was no longer an option.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff had said on Saturday that anyone who blocks a resolution to the farcical saga should be “crucified”.

But now he says: “They said that 2015 (qualifying) is not acceptable for them as it was not good enough and we have to accept it.”

So the bosses’ task now is to assess an all-new format before they meet again on Thursday.

FIA president Jean Todt said as he emerged from Sunday’s meeting in Bahrain that the F1 world will need to be “patient” until the details emerge next week.

But authoritative sources, including Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and British television Sky, report that the new system will involve drivers’ 2 best times being aggregated as they progress through the three segments of qualifying.

Williams deputy Claire Williams is quoted by the Independent as saying engineers are assessing whether it can be introduced in Shanghai.

But Auto Motor und Sport has calculated that, if the system had been in place in Bahrain, it would be Nico Rosberg on pole rather than Lewis Hamilton, even though the latter’s decisive lap has been widely hailed.

Asked if aggregate times are a kick in the stomach for F1 purists, Wolff said: “I think the kick is even lower than that.”

Williams, meanwhile, said of the newly-proposed idea: “It is quite a well thought through proposal that the FIA have come up with and hopefully it will be a solution that will work for everybody, and that will be be easy for our fans to understand”.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F11 month ago

Lauda announces 2019 grand prix return

Niki Lauda has allayed fears that he might not return to his post at the grands prix with Mercedes. In...

2018 F11 month ago

Sauber still building staff numbers – Vasseur

Sauber is still building up its staff numbers, boss Frederic Vasseur has revealed. The Swiss team almost collapsed two years...

2018 F11 month ago

Red Bull ‘will look to Verstappen’ in 2019 – Horner

Max Verstappen will have a more significant role at Red Bull next year. That is the view of Christian Horner,...

2018 F11 month ago

London could join Silverstone in F1 – Brawn

Ross Brawn says a grand prix in the centre of London would be “unacceptable”. But the F1 sporting chief thinks...

2018 F11 month ago

Kubica not offended by Vettel comments

Robert Kubica says he is not offended by comments made by quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari’s Vettel said that...

2018 F11 month ago

Verstappen happy with Ricciardo replacement

Max Verstappen says he is happy with Red Bull’s pick for his new teammate. The Dutchman says he cannot understand...

2018 F11 month ago

Renault to keep working over Christmas

Staff at Renault’s works F1 team will work throughout the Christmas and New Year period. That is the news from...

2018 F11 month ago

Force India to launch 2019 car in Canada

Force India has become the second F1 team to announce a reveal date for its 2019 car. Ferrari boss Maurizio...

2018 F11 month ago

“it was a difficult experience, but it made me stronger,”- Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin says his aim is to return to formula one in 2020. The Russian has been replaced at Williams...

2018 F11 month ago

McLaren success is ‘long term’ aim – Sainz

Carlos Sainz says McLaren is aiming for success only in the medium to long term. The Spaniard says he is...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media