Verstappen leads name for overhaul of dash race format

Max Verstappen on Thursday led requires a reform of ‘dash races’ subsequent season and described them as ‘not that a lot enjoyable’.

The 2-time world champion, who received final 12 months’s dash at Sao Paulo and has received each earlier ones this season, spoke out whereas speaking to reporters forward of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

“I am not a giant fan of it as a result of I really feel like we do not actually race,” he stated.

“We get a number of factors, however you additionally know you may’t actually race as a result of the principle race is the place you actually get the factors.

“You do not do a pitstop, so that you placed on tyres that may final the space. The racing is just a little bit higher, however general you do not actually see a number of overtaking until there’s a automobile out of place, and it is not likely that a lot enjoyable for me.”

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This weekend’s dash race on the Sao Paulo Grand Prix will happen on Saturday and can supply factors in addition to setting the grid for Sunday’s full race.

“I do know that we’ll have six subsequent 12 months,” the Dutchman stated.

“We will give you issues to debate if we need to do it otherwise, perhaps to make it a bit extra thrilling, at the least for me.

“I do like that one follow and going straight to qualifying. I do not thoughts that as a result of it is much less follow for everybody to get absolutely in control and you have to actually nail the set-up.”

He was backed by Haas driver Kevin Magnussen who stated that the format wanted revising.

“Max has a very good level that the chance you need to take within the dash is much less as a result of it decides your place for Sunday,” he stated. “I believe perhaps a very good tweak could possibly be to separate that so you may go for it.

“I do get pleasure from going from Observe One into qualifying as effectively as a result of, as Max stated, it places a number of stress to search out the rhythm shortly and get the set-up proper. I really feel like when there are three practices it’s rather a lot.”

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