Official: FIA confirms qualifying change


The FIA made the following announcement at 13:45 (BST) on Monday 23 May

With the agreement of the competing teams and the Formula 1 Commission, the FIA World Motor Sport Council has changed Formula One qualifying, starting with the European Grand Prix this coming weekend. The new qualifying procedure will be:

  • One qualifying session only from 13.00 to 14.00 on Saturday
  • Single lap qualifying with race fuel under parc fermé conditions (as 2004)
  • Running order to be reverse of finishing order of previous race (ie winner of last race goes last)
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