Christian Horner is no fan of F1’s reverse grid idea, but the Red Bull team boss is nevertheless open to the concept being trialed, perhaps in a non-championship event.
F1 chief Ross Brawn recently tabled a plan that would see a reverse grid qualifying race take place at selected events in 2021.
The sport has initiated a poll to gauge the F1 fan community’s support for the idea, but the teams’ and drivers’ reaction to the novel concept has so far been anything but enthusiastic, with many equating it to an artificial gimmick that will boost the chances of mid-field teams but also lessen the value of a win.
However, Horner believes that Formula 1 “shouldn’t be scared of perhaps trying something different”, but perhaps only in specific conditions.
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