Toto Wolff: Three reasons why Mercedes against Qualifying-race

Toto Wolff has explained the reasons why Mercedes are against the idea of Qualifying-race has made. The formula 1 wanted to perform at the second race of a doub

Toto Wolff: Three reasons why Mercedes against Qualifying-race

Toto Wolff has explained the reasons why Mercedes are against the idea of Qualifying-race has made. The formula 1 wanted to perform at the second race of a double-event, a 30-minute Qualifying race in reverse starting order of the championship status, however, because unanimity was necessary, was enough for Mercedes' Veto, the idea of bring this down.

"It seems to be in the formula 1, a common pattern that we came up with the idea of old ideas and unearth, have already been examined and rejected," asks the head of Mercedes Motorsport in a video call with journalists, why ever back on the table. "Someone thinks it's a good idea, and then it is back on the Agenda."

But as with similar proposals in the past year, Mercedes was also this time against a reversal of the starting line-up and Wolff three is called reasons. "First of all, I think that the formula 1 is a meritocracy," said the Austrian. "The best driver in the best car wins. We don't need a Gimmick to get the box to turn and make for more exciting Racing."

As a second reason he sees for tactical reasons, which speak against it. Already in the touring car series was seen again and again that the driver is driving intentionally on the rear, to stand in a race with a reverse starting grid in the front of the. Similar to Wolff fears in the formula 1.

especially since the second race in Spielberg is also the second of the season. Thus, the race result of the first race would be a race synonymous with the statement in the Qualifying. A Pilot who does not stand in the first race quite as well, might intentionally fail to stand on Pole position for the Qualifying race.

Should be around him only midfield cars, "then he will be available Sunday on Pole and win the race," says Wolff. "The cars in the midfield can defend and the fast cars in the back have to fail a greater risk to all. This could affect the championship."

Wolff's third Argument: "The fastest car - and not necessarily have to be we - is compared with the second-fastest and third-fastest at a disadvantage, because they start just in front of it. We know that the distances are often large, therefore, it is an opportunistic proposal to give some Teams an advantage."

in Addition, the Mercedes Boss believes that the Fans of the proposal like: "We have said that it is not the time to experiment with things, interestingly, once the support of the Fan Community," he says. "In a survey conducted recently, only 15 percent have shown interest in the opposite starting lineups."

This article by Norman Fischer, Co-author: Jonathan Noble

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Updated Date: 03 June 2020, 12:28

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