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Formula 1 Is Right to Introduce a New, Elimination-Style Qualifying Format

Say what you like about Bernie Ecclestone—many often have and many always will—but Formula One's ringmaster certainly knows how to get things done. Little more than 48 hours after Mr. E hinted that changes to qualifying were on the horizon, per MailOnline's Jonathan McEvoy, as well as discussing matters from the state of his sport to funeral plans—"They can put me in a cardboard box. Some advertising on the side would be nice. Then they can stick me in the oven"—there came an official announcement. The qualifying format F1 has grown to love over the last decade, as we know it, is soon to be no more. A statement released by the FIA's official website on Wednesday confirmed the F1 Commission, follo...

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