In the round-up: Max Verstappen isn’t in favour of adding a ‘Q4’ session to qualifying.
What they say
The Red Bull driver argued in favour of keeping qualifying short so drivers don’t have endless chances to improve their laps.
I would keep it like it is. Otherwise you are running so much it’s just more and more practice.
I think qualifying should be a shorter session where you don’t have that many opportunities to do a lap otherwise what’s qualifying for? It’s just another practice session where everybody can get into a rhythm. What I always understood in qualifying is that you have to go out, have a few shots at it and that’s it. But if you start to do more and more and more everybody at one point starts to do a good lap.
It's a tough industry. Let's say for every 100 kids at karting only 1 will make it to professional racing. Therefore, if you have 2 girls in karting, statistically its unlikely they will make it to F1. We need to promote motorsport to the younger generation to improve the ratio
"It wasn't entirely legal and Stoffel simply stepped forward to blow on the tower gently and it toppled meaning Stoffel was officially the winner. Fernando Alonso walked past twice during the game and even tried to get involved, you can't keep a driver away from a competition, of any sort!"
"The sponsors of W Series apparently have the funding. If their plan is done properly it will cost them millions of dollars. But instead of using this funding to help further the careers of women in racing – by sponsoring them, supporting them, and creating effectively an academy or scholarship programs that support the brightest female talent – they are using these funds to segregate us."
"The selected power plants are genuine TAG-Porsche engines from the 1,000bhp turbocharged era of F1. These 1.5-litre V6 engines are the real deal with McLaren Racing giving the Petersfield-based outfit their blessing."
"A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula One race — not because he's a big fan but for yet another meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Footage from the race in Sochi showed Putin wishing Dodik 'great success' in the Bosnian election and the Serb presenting Putin with a Republika Srpska pin, the Serb-controlled autonomous region in Bosnia."
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