Originally Posted by Texasmade
I didn't see it but from what I'm reading, the new Q format is crap. Everyone knew the new format was going to suck except for Bernie. Teams already want to scrap it for the next race.
Crap is an understatement.
In the final 5 minutes of Q3, all the drivers (who were in their cars) got out of their car save for Rosberg and Hamilton. With 3 minutes left in Q3, there were no cars on hot laps.
With 2 minutes left, drivers were getting weighted in and there were no cars on track.
It's the most confusing qualifying I've ever watched. You don't watch the drivers, you watch the clock. And nobody has enough time to get in and out with new tires as this 90 second window so they just get out of the car.
If you ever needed a barometer of what is amiss with F1... exhibit A. How is it that all this computing power couldn't simulate this idiocy? Same reason they couldn't understand that the cars sounded like complete shit.