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McLaren against ‘artificial randomness' of reversed-grid races

McLaren is firmly against the introduction of reversed-grid races in Formula 1 due to the “artificial randomness” it would set in motion, says its Team Principal Andreas Seidl. F1 explored the possibility of having reverse grid races at certain events in 2020 but the idea was benched after unanimous support among the teams was not received. However, F1’s Managing Director Ross Brawn says the sport is still looking to initiate reverse grid races, perhaps as early as 2021, citing the excitement of AlphaTauri’s victory Monza earlier this month. Seidl believes the sport won’t benefit from the plan, as he would like to see the fastest car and driver qualify at the front on Saturday....
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