What is the 107% rule in F1?

FORMULA ONE is one of the most technical sports in the industry – and the 107% rule is a prime example of it. To be eligible to compete in a grand prix, a driver must qualify within 107% of the time set in Q1 by the fastest car. For example, if the fastest drive set a Q1 time of 100 seconds, each driver would need to complete the race in 107 seconds to secure a race start. The regulation has mainly been implemented for safety reasons, to minimize accidents if drivers are too slow. If a team can prove that their car and driver is fast enough to race, the FIA may grant an exception to allow a driver to compete.

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