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Todt no fan of sprint qualifying: 'I don't think F1 needs it'

FIA president Jean Todt believes that Formula 1 doesn't need to rely on a novel concept such as sprint qualifying, but the Frenchman is nevertheless open to trialing the idea. Next month's British Grand Prix will see a historic change to the weekend's format, with FP2 on Friday replaced by a qualifying session that will determine the grid for a sprit race on Saturday afternoon that will itself form the grid for Sunday's race. F1 plans on trialing the format at two other venues this season, one of which will likely be Monza. The concept was tabled last winter and favorably voted upon by the teams as an full scale experiment to gauge the F1 fan community and the broadcasters' interest. Todt...
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