Formula One To Switch Back To Old Qualification System

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Formula One team bosses have agreed to switch back to the old qualifying system after the new timed elimination system proved to be an unmitigated disaster.

The new system had been tested for the very first time at the Australian Grand Prix and saw temans unable to bring in their drivers and send them out with new tyres as they tried to beat the one and a half minute time bubble.

What made it even worse was the fact that only the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg came out to set a time for a second time in Q3. Other teams decided not to run their cars out for a second time and the session ended with the track empty with over two and a half minutes to go and stayed that way till the chequered flag was waived.  

Speaking to AutoSport, Mercedes Boss, Too Wolf said,"There was a meeting, with a unanimous decision taken to go back to the old format from Bahrain onwards.

"It needs to be ratified by the F1 Commission, but I would like to see who puts his hand up for yesterday's qualifying. It should be done in the next few days."

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