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what a botchy solution!Qualifying
The 2005 race weekend will feature one qualifying session on Saturday afternoon and another on Sunday morning.
The first session will run from 1300 to 1400 on Saturday and will, as in 2004, be single lap qualifying, with the cars going out in the reverse order of their finishing positions at the previous race.
The second session, from 1000 to 1100 on Sunday, will also use the single lap format, with the cars going out in the reverse order of the qualifying on Saturday (i.e. the fastest car on Saturday runs last on Sunday).
The cars will run on Saturday with unrestricted fuel. They will then go into parc ferme after this qualifying session and for the Sunday qualifying session they will run with race fuel, having been allowed to refuel before the second qualifying session. They will not be allowed to refuel again before the race starts.
The times of the two sessions will be aggregated to determine the grid, with the shortest aggregate time in pole position.
Boh, It seems just like an artificial redoubling of the thrill, but without any value added.
complications for nothing!
+4 in session one
+5 in session two
One wonders if there will be a decrease in Saturday attendance now that all the sessions that matter are being held on the Sunday...
Either way the more time the F1 rigs are on the track the better.
The best thing about one lap quallifying is that it sometimes produced topsy-turvy grids which led to great races.
Averaging times will reduce the benefit of drivers making banzai attempts to gain better grid position than their car would normally achieve :(
How many times do I have to say this before Bernie floats through FM.com and picks it up!!!!!!!
Quig, here we have V8's, FFord's and so on. BTW, there is no such thing as stupid country music.
Quig, Oz is right on one thing. With the Aus GP, there is stuff happening from 8am, big support show on all 4 days.
Other GP's should take a leaf out of the way the Aus GP corp conduct the weekend. Hell we even had Nascars racing one year.
C'mon Roo wait till next week, we'll lay back to Alan Jackson, George Strait and much much more. :D You'll be a convert by the weekend's finish.
This hatred runs deep.
OZ - hate to tell you but bluegrass and old ass "western" music is what I consider real. Sons of the Pioneers, Tex Ritter. etc etc No shit - take a listen as that is what I consider the soul of that genre.
Would look pretty stupid.