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F1 selects tracks for 2020 qualifying race trial

Oct.13 Formula 1 has decided the location of the three 'trial' qualifying races in 2020. It is believed that Ross Brawn told the teams at Suzuka that he wants the 45 minute, reverse-grid qualifying sprint races to take place at Paul Ricard, Spa and Sochi. There will be no mandatory pitstops and drivers are free to choose any tyre compound. But although a wholesale qualifying format change for 2021 can be pushed through, the 2020 trial can only take place if all the teams unanimously agree. That appears unlikely. Indeed, after a meeting with Chase Carey on 'typhoon Saturday', it emerged that only four teams - Renault, McLaren, Alfa Romeo and Williams - are supportive of Liberty's 2021...
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