- Aug 26, 2014
Something I think has come up more recently given the bigger grid.
I still maintain, open qualifying is more fun than lone qualifying. But do you think we should group drivers, so say for the first 10 minutes of the session, the top 25 in the championship only are allowed on track, then for the remaining 25, they get the final 10 minutes? This would mean a clearer track. However in Road America we saw a huge cloud cover the circuit in the dying moments of qualifying, thus dropping the track temp dramatically and there was a 3 or so minute window where the track got quicker. If you're not in that group, it could be a tremendous disadvantage given the competitiveness of the grid.
Or perhaps we randomly group drivers and send them out for a one-lap blast each like a super-pole?
There was an idea suggested to have a secondary session for super-pole for the top 10 best qualifiers, no slip-stream or anything through. However that'd mean there are 40 cars just waiting for nothing.
What about random grids? (Pls no)