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Wolff clarifies reasons Mercedes rejected reverse-grid idea

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has explained why Mercedes voted against F1 experimenting with a reverse-grid qualifying race, insisting the sport has a habit of bringing old, previously rejected ideas back to the fore. Formula 1 tabled the concept of a reverse-grid 30-minute sprint race held on Saturday afternoon to determine Sunday's starting grid, believing this summer's double-header events offered an opportunity to experiment. However, Mercedes opposed the ploy when teams were asked last week to vote on the scheme, as did Racing Point apparently. With unanimity required to formally rubber-stamp the idea, here was no other choice but to scrap the experiment. Wolff: Interest in Vettel...
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