F1 to revive grid starts for wet races?

JULY 22, 2016

F1 to revive grid starts for wet races?

Following a spate of recent criticism, F1 could revive the old concept of starting wet grands prix from the grid.

Although not an explicit rule, a normal standing-start now rarely occurs on a wet track, such as last time out at Silverstone for the British grand prix.

That rolling start attracted a lot of criticism so Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports that a solution will be proposed next week at Hockenheim, ahead of the German grand prix.

It is claimed race director Charlie Whiting will meet with team bosses to discuss a way to ensure safety whilst not compromising the spectacle of a traditional standing start.

Auto Motor und Sport said the proposal is for the field to run behind the safety car on a wet track until the conditions are safe. Then, the cars would pull up to their original grid hatchings for a normal standing start.

The details of the proposal, such as whether the safety car laps count towards the race, will reportedly be discussed with Whiting in Hockenheim.

(GMM)

Other stories for JULY 22, 2016

MERCEDES EYES NEXT GENERATION AFTER ROSBERG

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - CRASHING AHEAD

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

FRIDAY PHOTOS

ROSBERG SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR, EUR 45M DEAL

VETTEL BLAMES MEDIA AMID FERRARI CRISIS

BOTTAS ADMITS F1 FUTURE NOT SECURE YET

RICCIARDO NOT SCARED OF VERSTAPPEN

STAYING AT SAUBER AN OPTION AFTER BUYOUT SAYS NASR

BUTTON NOT SURE MCLAREN CAN WIN IN 2017

2017 TALKS NOT JUST WITH RENAULT SAYS MAGNUSSEN

KVYAT BACKS WORLD CHAMPIONS F1 CRITICISM

HAAS LOOKS SET TO KEEP SAME DRIVERS

F1 TO REVIVE GRID STARTS FOR WET RACES?

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - UNCATCHABLE

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS