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Why a modern twist on an old favourite is F1's qualy solution

Picture the scene: it’s the dying seconds of qualifying at the opening race of the 2022 Formula 1 season in Bahrain and, with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton having just completed their final laps of Q3, all eyes turn to George Russell as the last man across the line. Purple in the first sector and with a personal best in the second, the world television feed picks up Russell just before the braking zone for the last corner. Inch perfect through there, the final hurdle cleared, all that’s left for Russell to do is floor the throttle, take one last dose of DRS and… P1. Pole position. On his Mercedes debut. “What a lap by George Russell!” the commentators and social media...
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