It’s no secret that Max Verstappen isn’t eager on System 1’s dash race format, each in its authentic design and after the modifications made for this season.
The 2-time world champion has no downside expressing it each time he’s requested, as was the case once more on the eve of the Brazilian Grand Prix, the place we could have the final dash race of the yr.
The 2-time champion was, once more, very clear about it, however this time, as well as, he additionally assessed some options.
“Actually, I am not very a lot in favor of them. I really feel that we aren’t competing,” Verstappen said at his pre-GP press convention.
“Sure, there are factors at stake, however you may’t danger it as a result of it is the principle race the place every thing is at stake.
“There are not any pit stops so that you select the tire that is going to final you the entire race; you do not see a number of overtaking, besides when a automotive is approach out of place… I do not discover them enjoyable, you do not take dangers, it is simply ending them safely.”
The Dutchman, then again, recalled a unique format that he did discover interesting.
“I am extra in favor of doing a single observe and going straight to qualifying,” he added.
That is another additionally supported by Kevin Magnussen and was used at Imola in 2020.
“It forces you to search out the tempo shortly and discover the arrange with little time. When you may have three free observe periods it is an excessive amount of,” mentioned the Haas driver.
Separate Dash races from qualifying and the race?
The Dutchman was requested in regards to the risk that the Saturday dash races could possibly be made ‘impartial’ from the remainder of the Grand Prix as an answer to the issue, an choice he was open to debate.
“Sure, perhaps, though I have not actually stopped to consider it,” he declared.
There will probably be six subsequent yr so perhaps it could be good to debate doing it in a different way, to make them extra thrilling.”
Doubts in regards to the dash format haven’t been dissipated inside System 1 regardless of the modifications applied this season, wherein the variety of factors at stake and drivers entitled to them have been elevated and the rule whereby the Dash winner would begin on pole place for the Grand Prix was eradicated.
Actually, on a earlier event, Ross Brawn himself, F1 managing director, opened the door to future modifications.
“Perhaps the subsequent step is to make them impartial,” Brawn concluded.