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Horner: Mercedes fears reverse grids could cost Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton Christian Horner believes that Mercedes is blocking the introduction of reverse grid qualifying races because “it would be too much of a variable” which could harm Lewis Hamilton’s title prospects. The concept is currently under discussion due to the possible unprecedented repetition of some circuits on the world championship calendar this year, including the probable first two of the season at Austria’s Red Bull Ring. Qualifying at the latter of those grands prix would be replaced by a sprint with a grid set on reverse championship order, and the results of that race would determine the starting order for Sunday’s more standard affair. The Mercedes-AMG Formula 1...
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