Ferrari workforce principal Mattia Binotto says System 1 ought to think about using reverse grids for its dash qualifying races subsequent yr.
F1 proposed reverse grid dash races on three separate events throughout 2019 and 2020 however was unable to win ample sport from groups so as to add them to the rules.
The dash qualifying format getting used at three races this yr, together with this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, makes use of an everyday qualifying session on Friday to find out the grid order. However Binotto is keen for F1 to experiment with a reverse grid.
“I prefer it,” he mentioned. “I prefer it as a result of I feel that for the present and the spectacle it may be of curiosity.
“On the very begin of the dialogue of the mini-race format as Ferrari we had been the one proposing it as a result of I feel no matter is your place on the classification, someway that’s bringing some further spectacle and that’s necessary for our followers. It’s necessary for the leisure that F1 might provide.”
Binotto is supportive of F1’s dash qualifying experiment, however mentioned the game must see how all three races with the format go earlier than judging it.
“Actually having the quali on the Friday, having just one hour for the drivers to be ready for it and coming into then right into a parc ferme is one thing which is attention-grabbing as a result of it jeopardises the general steadiness of efficiency between the groups. So I’m in favour, typically talking.
“I’m fairly certain that we are able to deal with it when it comes to particulars. There are issues that may be improved. However I feel these ones once more we are able to [be] open minded to debate with F1, FIA, the opposite groups however I feel we are able to do it solely when the three races beneath the complete experiment can be concluded.”
One other different to the present format which has been proposed would see the Saturday race run as a separate occasion in its personal proper, not setting the grid for Sunday, however persevering with to award factors.
“I can hear that there are totally different proposals like, for instance, from drivers, that the quali on Friday is setting the grid on Sunday and I feel having a mini-race on Saturday with the inverse grid in comparison with the championship [order]. I feel no matter concepts could be of curiosity, I feel it’s too early actually to evaluate and to resolve.”
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2021 Italian Grand Prix