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Russia raises the prospect of reverse-grid experiment

Socchi Autodrom and Russian GP isn't always offering the most entertaining races

Socchi Autodrom and Russian GP isn’t always offering the most entertaining of races

Reverse-grid races are back on Formula 1’s agenda, but it’s impossible to fairly evaluate the pros and cons if people don’t understand the actual proposal. Lots of drivers have criticised F1’s idea based on a generic principle of reversing the grid rather than assessing what F1 actually wants to do. 
The proposal is for four races next year to have a 30-minute qualifying race instead of the normal qualifying session. This race would have a grid set by reversing the championship order. Then the result of the race would set the grid for the grand prix. 
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Why more tracks need to be like Mugello

Mugello gave us, aginst all odds, a great race and tracks like it needs to be on the F1-calendar

Mugello gave us, aginst all odds, a great race and tracks like it needs to be on the F1-calendar

Against all my expectations, the Tuscan Grand Prix was a good race. As good as modern Formula 1 can usually be without random variables spicing up the lead battle. That means there was a bit of intrigue at the front (Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the three standing starts), a strong secondary plot (Alex Albon’s podium) and something dramatic just to create extra spice (two red flags including a huge startline crash).   Läs mer

Perez ut, Vettel in…

Sebastian Vettel kör från 2021 för Aston Martin F1

Sebastian Vettel kör från 2021 för Aston Martin F1

Igår kväll kom beskedet från Sergio Perez att han lämnar Racing Point efter den här säsongen, detta trots att han ihärdigt tillbakavisat de rykten som förekommit om att han skulle få lämna teamet och istället ersättas av Sebastian Vettel. Gissar att just sådana uttalanden hänger ihop med vad man ”måste” säga beroende på vad som står i kontraktet. Läs mer

Red Bull’s rejects prove their worth

A very happy and emotional Pierre Gasly right after the race Picture supplied by F1/FIA

A very happy and emotional Pierre Gasly right after the race
Picture supplied by F1/FIA

The emotional reaction from Pierre to winning the race was understandable if you think about everything he’s gone through over the last 12 to 18 months. It really is a remarkable victory. It is one of Formula 1′s true underdog performances. But the personal story attached to it just makes it so much richer. Läs mer