Menu

Tyre concerns to force new F1™ qualifying rules?

In a bid to ensure that viewing audiences are not left disillusioned with F1™ qualifying, the sports governing body has convened a meeting with team principles for February 21st.

The move has been prompted by a recent F1™ Strategy Group meeting where it was highlighted that drivers may choose not to run in the third and final grid positioning qualifying run.

Pirelli_F1_tyres

The current rules dictate that top ten drivers must use the same tyres to start the race that they completed their best Q3 time on. This has, in past races given certain drivers the 'benefit' of starting a race on a preferred choice and potentially gaining race positions and potential points accordingly. As a spectacle however, this has lead to considerable disappointment amongst fans.

A couple of proposed options include:

Forcing Q3 drivers to start the race on those they used to set their best lap during Q2.

Q3 drivers to be supplied tyres specifically and only for use during the final period - then have them returned to the FIA. 

The latter would surely provide the most entertainment with all teams and drivers pushing the car and tyres to the limits.

Any such changes will need the unanimous support and approval from all teams in order to implement it before the season opener in Australia on March 16th.


Written by Hometyre Group Ltd. 10/12/14 - Source Autosport



 


Buy Tyres Online Here


 
 
UK Mobile Tyre Service

check coverage
in your area

 

REQUEST A CALL BACK

 
Need Tyres Today? Call 0333 444 5454
 
Hometyre van driving on the road

Summer to winter tyre swap over? Book your advance fitting date now!

HometyreGroup

Join the conversation
on Twitter

Follow us

YouTube

Hometyre News Like Us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

Need help choosing?
Call 0333 444 5454