Todt is against qualifying races: "In Formula 2 and 3 it's not fun either"
By Robert McGillivray 15 September 2020 | 15:42
Jean Todt has made it clear that, should there be a vote on qualifying races in the near future, he will vote against. The big boss of the FIA is against the use of 'artificial tension', but is willing to discuss the idea.
There is more and more talk about qualifying races in Formula 1: a mini race of a number of laps to determine the starting grid on Sunday. According to AMuS, Todt clearly doesn't agree: "In Formula 2 and 3 that's not fun either. Artificial tension just doesn't work'.
"Surprises are the essence of the sport, but is it still a surprise when it's artificially created? I will vote against'", continues the big boss of the motorsport federation. But there is still a chance for qualifying races in Formula 1: "If the majority is in favour, I'll just have to accept it". (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool/Getty Images)
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