Szafnauer has doubts regarding reverse grid sprints

Lance Stroll at the Italian GP. Credits: Reddit.

Otmar Szafnauer does not think reverse grid sprint races will be good for Formula 1.

Why it matters: Formula 1 is set to change the format of Sprint Qualifying, while Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes reverse grid will make things better.


  • Szafnauer supposes that reverse grids are against Formula 1’s nature.
  • At the same time, Aston Martin team principal will accept the idea if it is supported by the fans.

What he had to say:

  • “I will support what the fans deem to be entertaining,” he told
  • “However, I think reverse grid in F1 is a big, big departure from what his sport was always about. And I personally wouldn’t want us to have this sprint race on Saturday turned into a slippery slope to becoming Formula 2.”
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