- Jan 13, 2014
If anything, that's going to make the grid order the same every week if each driver is getting a full hour to post a time. The cream will always rise to the top and eventually everyone would resort to drafting if it meant getting up the grid, like we had in the Pro Mazda. Having 2/3 timed laps only presents a risk and a pressure situation that we wanted to create.I think it would be more fun if that hour practise session would count as a quali.
Yes, maybe there would be pole positions with drafting, but it would just make the race more interesting if the faster drivers are behind.
I personally think we should just bin the reverse grid element completely. There's too much luck involved in the opening stages. I've done 6 reverse grid races now and been taken out of 3 of them on lap 1 (there was one more which I'm not counting because it was my own fault lol and it wasn't on lap 1 either). I don't care much for the Championship standings this season but if I was aiming for something I would be feeling pretty hard done by by the amount of points I've lost in incidents totally out of my control. I certainly feel for drivers like Jeroen who have been hit far too many times in the early stages of these sprint races and that's having an impact on their season.
I would at the very least suggest a rolling start for the sprints if the reverses have to stay, because the biggest issues are obviously people not making the right decisions in crowded situations.