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Mercedes stall proposal for reverse grid qualifying races

A proposal for reverse grid qualifying races at Formula 1 events in 2020 has stalled following opposition from Mercedes and one of their customer teams. The initial plans had been for the second round of double-headers at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone to replace the traditional qualifying programme with a 30-minute reverse grid race. According to Motorsport, the proposal was discussed last week by the team principals and the FIA, but it appears that Mercedes have been resistant and that Racing Point (whose engine supply is from Mercedes) have asked for longer to consider it. Although a safeguard clause was introduced this year meaning that changes could be pushed through with simply a...
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