High Three in F1 British Grand Prix Dash Qualifying to Be Awarded Wreaths
The highest three finishers in a brand new Dash qualifying race that debuts on the British Grand Prix on Saturday will likely be awarded old-style laurel wreaths within the absence of any podium celebrations.
The 100km Dash will set the grid for Sunday’s grand prix at Silverstone and, though some factors will likely be awarded to the highest three, there will likely be no formal podium to keep away from detracting from the primary occasion.
Not one of the drivers will likely be credited with a podium or race win however they’ll get a victory parade in entrance of the followers and be offered with specially-designed wreaths to put on round their necks.
“F1 Dash is a brand-new and thrilling format, so we felt it was necessary to give you a post-race second that was equally particular,” stated Alex Molina, Formulation One’s Director of Occasion Spectacle.
“The second recognises the seven many years of historical past within the sport and combines it with a contemporary twist — similar to the Dash itself.”
Formulation One drivers of previous got massive laurel wreaths to put on on the rostrum however that they had the drawback of overlaying workforce and sponsor branding and the custom was ended within the Nineteen Eighties.
Britain’s seven occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton is chasing a record-extending eighth British Grand Prix win this weekend however Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen is 32 factors clear after 9 races.