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F1 approves new qualifying for 2016, faster car for 2017

24 February 2016, 20:01

Madrid - Formula One may have a new qualifying system for the upcoming season, with drivers being eliminated every few minutes.

Motorsport governing body FIA says on Wednesday the proposal has been unanimously approved in a meeting between series stakeholders in Geneva on Tuesday.

Also read: Ferrari launch car hoping to push Mercedes for world title

The new system will be evaluated for introduction at the first grand prix of the year in Australia on March 20.

The F1 commission also approves "new measures designed to deliver a faster, more spectacular" F1 championship in 2017.

FIA says new bodywork regulations have been adopted "to create more exciting cars" next season.

The F1 commission confirms the intention of introducing "some form of cockpit protection" next season.

- AP


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