Elimination qualifying: gimmick over logic?

As social media was meant to be winding down following a fascinating second day of winter testing, Twitter was instead whipped up into a frenzy last night, as news of a radical and imminent change to the qualifying format broke. During a meeting of the F1 Commission, the teams have decided to overhaul the qualifying hour, introducing an elimination style session which is expected to be implemented for this season.


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Safe to say, the news has divided opinion, with the majority siding with the likes of Karun Chandhok