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Mercedes Oppose New Reverse Grid Qualifying Race Proposal

With the start of the Formula 1 season on the horizon, the FIA and Liberty Media have thrown around the idea of having reverse-grid qualifying races when the season resumes. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team are opposed to this and unless they change their mind, this experiment may not come to fruition. The new format is coming under consideration to add intrigue to the second weekend of double header races at some circuits. Only two of these races are officially planned, the first at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 05 and 12 July and the second at Silverstone in England for fourth and fifth rounds, separated by a single race at the Hungaroring. However, there could potentially be...
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