The 2021 season is coming up. There is little more than a month for the drivers and teams to face a new edition of the World Championship of Formula 1. This season should be the one of equality and in which the changes came. However, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) delayed all the plans of the leadership and now, we must improvise. A new regulatory change is circulating through the paddock, generating controversy on social media.
Rumors of a possible rule change began to circulate. For just over a year, the leaders of Formula 1 (with Chasey carey in the lead, and now with Stefano Domenicali) seek a resounding change. The technical regulations will change in 2022, and the drivers will be little different in the results, at least that is expected.
However, Stefano Domenicali wants to attract new fans to Formula 1. After several rumors, the Italian confirmed that he wants to implement a controversial measure for the 2021 season. Some races on the calendar could have two races per weekend: one on Saturday, which it would be shorter, and one on Sunday. This sparked criticism from many fans.
Domenicali ruled out that for this season Sunday’s races will be made with the famous ‘inverted grid’. This was to be with two races and the results of the first of them determine the start of the second. However, he did not rule out adding a race for some weekends, which according to various media would be three: Canada, Imola and Interlagos.
This new format will be voted on on Thursday, in a meeting between the leaders of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the teams, in total there will be 30 votes. The mode in which the races would be carried out would be as follows: a qualifying on Friday, a short race on Saturday and the conventional race on Sunday. Saturday’s results determine Sunday’s start and would give the drivers half the normal points. For example, the winner would take 12.5 on Saturday, and Sunday 25.
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