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The missing answer that reversed grids could bring to F1

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Formula 1 has been searching for the answer to its overtaking problem for decades. But its teams can never agree to something that may hurt their chances. Here's why a compromised but radical event format idea could solve that issue.

There was a flurry of excitement last week when some slightly edited and relatively old quotes from Mattia Binotto began circulating on social media, as they suggested that Formula 1 teams had agreed to ditch qualifying and switch to reversed grid heats to decide the grand prix starting order from 2020.

But while the reports suggesting this was a done deal were wide of the mark, the reality is that it looks like something of this nature is coming.

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Author Jonathan Noble