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    Button’s exclusion was in 2005, but he also had to miss the 2003 Monaco Grand Prix after a heavy crash. Sergio Perez similarly missed the Monaco and Canadian GPs in 2011 after a nasty qualifying crash.

    Bottas missed last year’s Australian GP after hurting his back in qualifying, as did Alonso following that testing crash.
    Grosjean missed the 2012 Italian Grand Prix after getting himself banned in that Spa crash.
    And I don’t know if it counts, but Ericsson missed the last three races of 2014 after Caterham went into administration, although he’d already severed all ties with them by the time they returned for Abu Dhabi…

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    Just keep Q1 and Q2 as they were pre-2016 but make Q3 a single-lap shootout. Have them run in reverse order based on Q2 times, i.e., from 10th fastest to 1st.

    I always thought single-lap qualifying was underrated. It created some very interesting grids, with mistakes being magnified, and if the weather turned then all bets were off. Combine that ‘surprise’ factor with that crescendo when the top drivers took to the track in the final minutes, along with the frantic nature of Q1 and Q2 and we’ll have a format that is both exciting and will produce surprise results without having to resort to some complicated gimmick.

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    Looks good! Obviously C4 will want to gear it towards its younger audience, but the fact that they’ve brought most of the BBC crew along with a few other respected personalities, such as Walker, Webber, Prost, and “Karunapedia” shows they are taking it seriously. It looks like it’ll be a bit of fun, too — Susie Wolff will be doing a hot lap with Johnny Vegas as a passenger, for example. Perhaps it won’t be all for the purist, but it will definitely set it apart from the professional coverage that Sky provides. I firmly believe C4 will do a better job of drawing audiences than the BBC did, and maybe create a new generation of F1 fans too.

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    I have to admit, I really like @vmaxmuffin ‘s idea, although maybe I’d keep it for the top 10. Replacing Q3 with single lap qualifying for the top X drivers would have a lot more capacity to produce surprise results than either the current qualifying format or the new one. The huge pressure drivers faced when going into their one and only attempt was something I miss about the old single-lap format. Seeing someone like Lewis Hamilton screwing up his final qualifying attempt isn’t as dramatic when you know he’s already set a lap good enough for 2nd.

    Yup, I’m very much sold on this.

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    @alianora-la-canta Usually that is the case, but this is a rather late entry for the WEC, and the Le Mans entry list has already been settled. All 60 slots taken plus 10 reserves. They’re not going to bump a team out to favour Manor, so the best Manor can hope for is becoming an 11th reserve. According to Dailysportscar.com (a reliable source for all things WEC), Manor won’t have both cars at Le Mans. So looks like that second car will have to wait until 2017 to do Le Mans.

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    Will they be able to race Le Mans with two cars though? The entry list and reserves list has already been confirmed…

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    I echo everyone else. Keep.

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    I can’t see much change at the top except for a jump forward for Toro Rosso. I reckon they will usually be quicker than Red Bull (I suspect the ’15-spec Ferrari will be better than the ’16-spec Renault) but through a pair of more experienced drivers and some big results on high-downforce circuits, I reckon Red Bull will be ahead overall. I’d love for Force India to keep up the pace they showed at the end of last season, but I can’t see it happening, although they should be a comfortable midfield and regularly point-scoring team.

    Can’t see any significant improvement for Honda, but I can see the gap between the back and the front shrinking. I’d like to think that all teams have a realistic shot of scoring points this season. But I just get the feeling Haas will be at the back. Gene Haas talks like a man who has either done everything right, or a man who has no idea what he’s getting into. I reckon it will be the latter.

    1. Mercedes
    2. Ferrari
    3. Williams
    4. Red Bull
    5. Toro Rosso
    6. Force India
    7. Renault
    8. McLaren
    9. Sauber
    10. Manor
    11. Haas

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    With that settled, I suppose the next question is: who should the commentators be?

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    I signed up to iRacing a few months back (courtesy of a very generous Black Friday deal on Steam) and have become hopelessly addicted. But as Adam says, it’s too pricey to not play it all the time. I mostly just drive the Skip Barber F2000s (I’m not really skilled enough to drive anything more powerful), as well as an IndyCar or NASCAR oval race each week. But yes, I echo everything Adam said.

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    Am I right in remembering that drivers will no longer be allowed to compete in European F3 for more than 3 seasons, or have I just made that up? If so, it makes sense for her.

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    Here’s Jenson Button doing it in a Civic.

    And another with Sebastian Vettel racing Mark Webber in some Infinitis.

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    And F1 fans think they have it bad… looked at some NASCAR forums and the response has been utter despair. It’s quite well known than NASCAR throw debris cautions arbitrarily to tighten the cars up, but what I don’t understand is why the races are so long if they’re going to get reset every 20 minutes. Truck races are still fairly long, usually longer than a Grand Prix. But if NASCAR prefers short burst of racing, why not have a multi-race format like the BTCC?

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