F1 2016: 2015 style qualifying is back ahead of Chinese GP
The FIA does away with the rolling elimination style qualifying format after massive outcry post the first two races of the season
A new season of Formula 1 brings with it rule changes, for better or for worse. One of the changes made for the 2016 season, was the introduction of the rolling elimination style qualifying, a change no one seemed particularly pleased about. Instead of knocking out the slowest drivers at the end of each session, which was the existing qualifying set up, the new format was rather confusing, eliminating the slowest drivers...
Daruvala, who had sealed his second Formula 2 win with a dominating drive in the second sprint race on Saturday, was sluggish from second and clocked 56:41.936.
Bottas’ final flying lap saw him beat Hamilton by .096 seconds in a qualifying session that set the grid for Formula One's second-ever sprint, which will determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s main race.
This was Bagnaia's debut success in the premier category after 10 wins combined in Moto2 and Moto3.