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Formula 1 scraps reverse-grid qualifying race plans

Formula 1 chief executive Chase Carey says the sport has abandoned plans to experiment with a reverse-grid qualifying race as the concept failed to gain unanimous support from teams. Formula 1's chiefs tabled last week the idea of a reverse-grid 30-minute sprint race taking place on Saturday afternoon in place of normal qualifying, with the race's result defining the formation of Sunday's grid. The format was set to be trialed at the Austrian Grand Prix's second race weekend as well as at Silverstone's extra round. Mercedes and Racing Point reportedly opposed the novel idea, which has therefore been shelved. Mateschitz: Austrian GP will send 'strong sign of feasibility to the world'...
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