Method One Gears Up for Its First Dash Qualifying at Silverstone, Session Instances Revealed
Silverstone is all set to develop into the primary circuit to trial Method One’s new dash qualifying format, the British Grand Prix. The Dash Qualifying begins at 1630hrs native time and the Dash Qualifying will probably be a race run over 100km and lasting round 25-Half-hour. It’s designed to supply a brief and fast-paced racing spectacle – with drivers racing flat-out from begin to end with out the necessity to pit.
Final month it was confirmed that groups and executives had agreed unanimously to debut a brand new points-scoring qualifying race at three grands prix this season.
Factors will probably be awarded to the highest three finishers, three for the winner down to at least one level for third. There received’t be a podium ceremony, as that honour will stay the privilege of the highest three in Sunday’s Grand Prix, nevertheless the winner will get a trophy in Parc Ferme, introduced in the same method to the tyre the pole-sitter at the moment from F1’s tyre provider Pirelli after qualifying now.
The ending order of the race will outline the grid for Sunday’s showpiece occasion – the Grand Prix, the place the normal format will stay unchanged.
“We’re extremely excited that Silverstone followers would be the first to expertise the Method One dash qualifying format at this yr’s British Grand Prix,” had stated the circuit’s managing director Stuart Pringle in a press release.
Pringle had additionally stated tickets for Sunday have been already almost bought out.
The British Grand Prix happened with out spectators final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic however organisers are hoping to welcome again crowds for the July 18 race.
Underneath the brand new format, a qualifying session will probably be held after the primary Friday apply to find out the grid for a dash race on Saturday.
The ending order of the dash — which at 100km will probably be a few third of a standard race distance and final about half an hour with out obligatory pit stops — will decide Sunday’s beginning grid.