F1 boss, Stefano Domenicali says he’s hoping to have the groups settlement on dash qualifying by subsequent weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.
“We’re finalizing the ultimate particulars and the purpose is to have it wrapped up by Imola,” he informed Rai Radio 1. “What we wish to strive is to have a extra intense weekend the place we’ve an hour of follow and qualifying on Friday that may resolve the grid for the dash race, which might then resolve the grid for the race on Sunday.
“This is able to generate extra curiosity which is one thing that was requested by organizers and TV rights holders.”
It had been hoped to achieve settlement in Bahrain, however whereas the groups are keen to provide the dash races a go, there may be concern on the restricted sum of money F1 is keen to placed on the desk for the added ‘put on and tear’ that the extra occasions would imply.
“We’re eager to attempt to assist the Business Rights Holder in taking a look at it,” mentioned Christian Horner in Bahrain. “Is the format proper? I imply, it might simply be a static Saturday race that creates a static Sunday race – nevertheless it’s one other begin, there’s extra jeopardy, etcetera, etcetera.
“I feel we’ve to provide it a go,” he added. “We’re to take a look at it – however what we won’t ignore is that, to run and function these automobiles is extraordinarily costly and we have to discover a answer how one can fight that, particularly in a season the place the funds cap is having a big influence on how we function.”
“It undoubtedly must be addressed,” agreed Zak Brown, “that dash racing/dash qualifying will price extra money and might price important extra money if there’s accident harm.
“I feel there are some completely different proposals on the desk. We simply must ensure that we handle that particular concern and that it would not create… we do not put a rule in place that creates a chance that begins increasing the funds cap that we have all agreed to.”
If settlement is reached subsequent weekend, the dash race idea could be launched in time for th4e British Grand Prix weekend and could be repeated in Italy and Brazil.