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Why the reverse-grids proposal won't go away

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Why the reverse-grids proposal won't go away
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Jun 4, 2020, 11:00 AM

It appears as though Formula 1's proposal to introduce reversed-grid qualifying races will fall by the wayside for the time being. But, despite Mercedes' resistance, F1 owner Liberty Media is still keen to experiment with new formats.

While there was a sense of disappointment this week from some teams that a proposal for reversed-grid qualifying race experiments had fallen away because of resistance from Mercedes, don't think for a second that the idea is dead.

The unique circumstance prompted by the coronavirus-impacted calendar, where F1 will hold back-to-back races at select venues, was certainly the perfect opportunity to try new things.

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Author Jonathan Noble