Formula 1 set to revive reverse-grid sprint race plans

Formula 1 will revive plans to introduce reverse-grid sprint races in place of qualifying. Under current rules, unanimity is required for any rule change during a championship year, so F1 would need to persuade Mercedes to back the plan to introduce it at a race towards the end of the season. Brawn floated the idea of reverse-grid races in his post-race column on the F1 website on Monday. “Monza was a candidate for a reverse-grid sprint race when we were considering testing the format this year,” he said. “Of course, with a reverse-grid sprint race, teams will set their cars up differently.

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