Andreas Seidl against Sunday’s holding qualifying and race

19-10-2019 19:36
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Andreas Seidl against Sunday’s holding qualifying and race

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has that he “wouldn’t be in favour” of the idea of Sunday’s at a Grand Prix consisting of both qualifying and the race as changing parts would become a big issue.

Bad weather hit the Japanese Grand Prix courtesy of Typhoon Hagibis, which left practice to only take place on Friday, skipping any action on Saturday and qualifying and race taking place on Sunday.
Robert Kubica and Kevin Magnussen crashed out during the qualifying session, leading their mechanics to race to repair the cars before the lights went out, something Seidl feels would cause too much of an issue if it were the case throughout the year.
“I wouldn’t be in favour of that, because I think it is good to have qualifying on Saturday,” Seidl said (quoted by  
“[Then you have] all the reporting and discussions about it internally and in the outside world.
“I am more in favour to look if you could compress the race weekend a bit more, which is a discussion we are having anyway. I don’t think it is the right thing to put everything just on the one day with the highlights.
“I think the biggest issue is the time limit you have if you have a big problem and need to change components.”
Formula 1’s head of Motorsport, Ross Brawn, also revealed that the Friday format of a Grand Prix may be revised that that qualifying, and race will stay as they are.
“After careful analysis we have concluded that the best solution is to keep the event over three days, revising the Friday format but leaving the rest untouched, with qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday,” Brawn said.


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