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 gained final yr’s dash at Sao Paulo and has gained 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 mentioned.

“We get just a few 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 a bit of bit higher, however general you do not actually see a whole lot of overtaking except there’s a automobile out of place, and it is probably not 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 provide factors in addition to setting the grid for Sunday’s full race.

“I do know that we’ll have six subsequent yr,” the Dutchman mentioned.

“We are able to provide you with issues to debate if we wish to do it otherwise, possibly to make it a bit extra thrilling, a minimum of for me.

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

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

“Max has a great level that the danger you wish to take within the dash is much less as a result of it decides your place for Sunday,” he mentioned. “I believe possibly a great tweak might be to separate that so you may go for it.

“I do take pleasure in going from Follow One into qualifying as properly as a result of, as Max mentioned, it places a whole lot of stress to seek out the rhythm rapidly and get the set-up proper. I really feel like when there are three practices it’s quite a bit.”

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