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Formula 1 Solves Qualifying Dilemma, but Governance Problems Remain

Common sense finally—finally—prevailed in the Formula One qualifying saga this week. Unfortunately, it took a near-unprecedented showing of team unity to force the FIA's and Formula One Management's hands, so don't hold your breath waiting for that common sense to spill over into other decisions regarding the future of the sport. On Thursday, after receiving a unanimous letter from the teams, the FIA and FOM issued a joint statement acquiescing to their demands and announcing a return to the qualifying format used in 2015.  In case you missed it, here is a quick recap of the circuitous route to this seemingly obvious (at least to everyone outside the inner circle of the sport's leadership) decision. In February, the FIA ann...

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