Formula One Reverts To 2015 Qualifying System From China

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So far, two races have taken place in the 2016 Formula One Championship. Both Australia and Bahrain witnessed an all-new elimination style qualification system. Now the officials have announced that the 2015 qualifying system of Formula One will be returning from the Chinese GP.

A unanimous request from teams and drivers was taken into consideration. Both Jean Todt, President of FIA, and Bernie Ecclestone, commercial rights holder, accepted reverting to previous years qualifying format.

The F1 governing body, Formula One Management, and FIA introduced the elimination style qualifying to improve spectator interest. Unfortunately, the elimination style did not achieve the desired results. Drivers and teams also did like the new qualifying format.

All cars will head out for Q1, out of which six of the slowest cars will be eliminated. Remaining cars will participate in Q2 and from here only ten of the fastest will go ahead to the next round. In Q3 drivers and teams are fighting for pole position as well as grid spots.

Qualifying for the Chinese GP will be held on April 16, 2016. Race day will be held on the following day. Return to regular qualifying system will make it interesting for both the drivers in the car as well as to those watching at home.

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Story first published: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 16:40 [IST]
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