Mercedes’ Wolff continues verbal barrage on new F1 qualifying

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Head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport, Toto Wolff, continued his diatribe against Formula One and its new qualifying system for this weekend’s race in Bahrain.

“This weekend we will see the new qualifying system continue after a less-than-impressive debut in Australia,” Wolff said in the team’s Bahrain advance release.

“The teams were unanimous in their opinion of it on Sunday in Melbourne and it wasn’t a positive opinion.

“We haven’t found the right format with this change and it’s hard to see how it might be more entertaining for the fans this weekend in Bahrain.”

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Wolff continues to be one of the most outspoken critics about F1’s new system to set the pole and starting grid.

“The sport is under scrutiny on this matter, so careful thought is required in order to make coordinated, intelligent steps forward from the position we are in right now,” Wolff said. “The fans want close racing, in a format they can understand, between the best drivers and cars in the world – in that order.

“We should be capable of delivering that to the people in the grandstands and watching around the world.”

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