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F1 not looking for “gimmicks” with format changes

Formula 1 will continue to evaluate possible changes to the traditional weekend format despite a proposal for a reverse-grid qualifying race getting snubbed, says CEO Chase Carey. F1 discussed the idea of trialing a 30-minute Saturday sprint race set by reverse championship order to determine the grid for Sunday’s main grand prix on the second weekend of double-header events at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone. But the proposal failed to gain traction after Mercedes opposed the initiative, with Toto Wolff raising concerns that reverse-grid races could be manipulated while arguing that F1 does not need “gimmicks” to make the sport more entertaining. Speaking in a video interview...
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