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This Thursday, most F1 drivers who were preparing for the Russian Grand Prix were asked about the "reverse start" issue, and they all expressed opposition.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen said: "This is artificial, trying to create a performance, this does not represent the entire F1. The car will be parked in the same position. The fastest car should be in the front. This is every time. A goal pursued by a driver. F1 is pure performance."
F1 drivers' benchmarks Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have always opposed this idea. The Mercedes team boss Wolfe said that the idea is to turn the sport into a "wrestling-style show."
F1赛车手的基准杆Lewis Hamilton和Sebastian Vettel一直反对这一想法。梅赛德斯车队老板沃尔夫说，这个主意是将这项运动变成一场“摔跤式表演”。
Although Mercedes vetoed Brown's idea, it does not mean that the new rules for the 2021 season cannot be realized. At this month's Italian Grand Prix, the chaotic grid made the voice of "reverse starting" appear again. F1 has already launched a round of voting to ask fans for advice on the suggestion to replace the four-round qualifying for next season with a reverse start sprint.
McLaren team driver Lando Norris said: "I don't think you can replace everyone and you will bring a more exciting race." Mexican driver Sergio Perez added: "I see When Wolf said that F1 is not WWE, I agree. The problem with F1 is the difference between different teams. They are trying to better solve this problem in 2022 through new technical rules. I think this is not a good idea for F1. Like Sunday, Saturday is very special for F1. Doing so will waste a lot of time on Saturday."
迈凯轮车队车手兰多·诺里斯（Lando Norris）说：“我认为您不能取代所有人，而您将带来一场更加精彩的比赛。”墨西哥车手塞尔吉奥·亚博网站注册佩雷斯（Sergio Perez）补充说：“我知道当沃尔夫说F1不是WWE时，我同意。F1的问题在于不同车队之间的差异。他们正在努力通过新的技术规则在2022年更好地解决这一问题。我认为对于F1来说不是一个好主意。像周日一样，周六对于F1来说非常特别。这样做会在周六浪费很多时间。”
Williams thorough driver George Russell said: "I still think Mercedes will win. Because those cars are very close, it will be interesting in the middle. The cars behind will not be able to overtake. We need to try something. This may be exciting, or it may be a joke. Maybe we can try it once."
Renault’s Ricardo said: “Monza is very exciting, but it’s an optimistic idea. I’m just worried that if we are artificially mixed into the track, it will make the scene a bit bad.”
What is a reverse start? This idea will allow the original qualifying race to be replaced by a 30-minute race, and in this short race, the drivers will start in the reverse order of the previous official race results. When this idea was put forward in 2019, the Mercedes team was opposed. In a meeting in June this year, when this idea was put forward again, Mercedes still did not support it. Now more drivers Put into the opposing camp.