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F1 drops reversed-grid idea but could trial Sprint Race

Formula 1 says it will no longer pursue the idea of a reversed-grid race in order to replace qualifying but could still trial a Saturday Sprint Race this year. Championship chiefs have evaluated the notion of shaking up the weekend format on a handful of occasions and in 2019 presented revised plans. One proposal was for four 2020 grands prix to feature a qualifying race, in place of the three-part qualifying session, with the grid set by reverse championship order. That idea was eventually rejected by stakeholders though the concept was discussed once more as a potential altered format for 2020’s repeater rounds in Austria and Britain – and again dismissed. Formula 1 has already...
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