Formula One teams have agreed that following the qualifying farce at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday following the introduction of the knock out system that the sport will revert back to the old format from the next race in Bahrain at the start of April.

The new elimination style format which was run for the first time this weekend was introduced to try and spice up the grid.

However following heavy criticism from all directions within the sport and a backlash from fans it has been decided that as of the next race, qualifying will revert back to the old system.

The regulation change needs to go to the Formula One Strategy Group and the F1 commission before being rubber stamped by the World Motorsport Council.

It has been agreed that the ban on radio communications between drivers and their teams will be relaxed from the Australian Grand Prix to allow drivers and teams to discuss their race strategies.

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