Austria ideal chance for F1 to experiment, says Red Bull boss

LONDON (Reuters) – Method One has an excellent alternative to experiment with back-to-back races in Austria in July however champions Mercedes are status in the best way, Crimson Bull boss Christian Horner mentioned on Monday.

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The governing FIA and game’s industrial rights holders Liberty Media have recommended a reverse-grid qualifying race on the second one Saturday to come to a decision that Sunday’s beginning order and upload to the thrill.

The theory would see qualifying changed by means of a 30-minute race, with drivers beginning in opposite order in their earlier completing place.

Mercedes adverse the theory when it was once raised remaining 12 months and weren’t supportive when it got here up once more at a gathering remaining Friday.

“I believe we’ve were given a singular state of affairs this 12 months, and having two races on the identical venue — it might appear the easiest time to check out one thing other at that 2nd match,” Horner instructed Sky Sports activities tv.

“Another way, with strong climate prerequisites, we’re more likely to have the similar output in race two as we have now in race one.

“The one individual that wasn’t in particular supportive of it (the proposal) was once (Mercedes boss) Toto (Wolff) as a result of he idea it might intrude with Lewis’ (Hamilton’s) 7th international championship marketing campaign, and it might be an excessive amount of of a variable.”

Sky quoted Mercedes as announcing that “we don’t imagine F1 wishes gimmicks to make it sexy. We imagine within the game to ship pleasure.”

Mercedes have received each the drivers’ and constructors’ titles for the previous six years and every other for Hamilton would equivalent Michael Schumacher’s report of 7.

Method One has but to begin its season because of the COVID-19 pandemic however is anticipated to factor a revised calendar on Tuesday with a string of Eu races in fast succession.

Any exchange to the race weekend structure needs to be authorized by means of the entire groups. A web based vote at the proposal is most likely later this week.

Crimson Bull have received for the previous two years at their house circuit in Spielberg with Dutch driving force Max Verstappen.

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