I feel like the tracks they debut this format on will be the real deciding factor on whether or not people accept it. They're going to have to use ones where something meaningful can happen in such a short distance, nobody will care if it just ends up being a 100km parade lap.
Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos (if it can happen) have been earmarked as the tracks for this.Calling it now, they're going to pick Monaco as one of the races.
This would be interesting, but are there current rules in place that would stop attempts to sandbag?
I didn't think the teams would agree to this.
Will McLaren be faster than Ferrari?
Can Aston Martin hold off Alpine?
Find out on Su- oh, it's already decided. See you in 200 miles.
A qualifying session for a race, which is a qualifying session for another race...
I think the tire allocations could actually make this really interesting.
It's not the first time they agreed to something because they think overall it will increase their revenues. That's what they're all banking on, this massively increasing viewership on a Friday and Saturday.
But it costs three times as much to watch, of course. As a fan in the UK where there's no live free-to-air coverage (Silverstone excepted) the prices feel pretty steep. I've got a £20 a month deal with NowTV at the moment but when that expires I shan't be paying the 36.