Formula One commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the proposed changes to the sports qualifying format have been delayed until the Spanish Grand Prix in May.

It was confirmed last week that changes would be made to qualifying in order liven up the spectacle of the sport for fans on Saturdays.

The new knockout style format of qualifying was due to be introduced for the Australian Grand Prix next month however speaking to the Independent in the UK, Mr Ecclestone stated:

The new qualifying format won’t happen as we can’t get everything together in time, It was going to come in at the start of this year but we are not going to be able to get all the software done in time. So the qualifying changes will probably be in Spain.

Ecclestone explained that new software has to be written for the new qualifying format.


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