F1 should consider new qualifying format - Barrichello

By: GMM

Rubens Barrichello believes F1 should consider reviving the one-lap qualifying system for 2012.

Rubens Barrichello, AT&T Williams
Rubens Barrichello, AT&T Williams

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The veteran Brazilian says the popular 'knockout' sessions are no longer as interesting this year because drivers are conserving the Pirelli tyres for the race.

"The tyres are so different to last year so it's worth having a look (at a format change), although I think qualifying is very good," he said in Monaco.

Barrichello argues that F1 might as well revert to one-at-a-time qualifying, a format used in 2003 and 2004, because most drivers are already doing only one run in each of the knockout segments.

"I think qualifying has been quite good for the past years but we only have one run right now so it's worth having a look to see if there's anything different for next year," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello
Teams Williams
Tags barrichello, monaco gp, qualifying format