Qualifying change confirmed

The FIA confirmed on May 23rd that the qualifying format will change as from this coming weekend's European Grand Prix. The format so far this season of one session on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday morning has proved unpopular and a meeting...

The FIA confirmed on May 23rd that the qualifying format will change as from this coming weekend's European Grand Prix. The format so far this season of one session on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday morning has proved unpopular and a meeting was held in Monaco to discuss a change.

Now the teams, the FIA World Motor Sport Council and the Formula One Commission have agreed to one qualifying session on Saturday afternoon, between 1 and 2pm local time.

It will be the same single timed lap per driver with race fuel under parc fermé conditions, and the running order will be decided by the results of the last race in reverse order. So for the Nürburgring McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen, as winner of Monaco, will be the last to set a flying lap.

The format of aggregate times from Saturday and Sunday was thought to be too confusing and fans were unhappy as many television broadcasters only showed the first session.

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Series Formula 1
Teams McLaren