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Formula One's new Qualifying Format for 2016

The F1 teams have unanimously voted to change the knockout qualifying format from this season on. Featured is a rolling knock-out formula that encourages fast laps throughout the session. Personally, I like it. See Autosport:

ā€œQ1 will now last 16 minutes and after seven minutes the slowest driver will take no further part in the session.

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Every 90 seconds thereafter, the slowest will be knocked out until there are only 15 drivers remaining.

After a short break, Q2 will commence and last 15 minutes with the slowest driver eliminated after six minutes.

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As was the case in Q1, the slowest driver at the time will be knocked out at 90-second intervals until eight remain.

Q3 will last 14 minutes and see the process repeated again with the slowest taking no further part after five minutes.

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The next five drivers will drop out at 90-second intervals leaving the final two drivers to fight it out for pole in the final 90 seconds.ā€

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