New format for Qualifying in 2016 F1 season

The rules for each Qualifying session:

  • Q1
    • 16 minutes
    • After 7 minutes, slowest driver eliminated
    • Slowest driver eliminated every 1 minute 30 seconds thereafter until the chequered flag
    • 7 drivers eliminated, 15 progress to Q2
  • Q2
    • 15 minutes
    • After 6 minutes, slowest driver eliminated
    • Slowest driver eliminated every 1 minute 30 seconds thereafter until the chequered flag
    • 7 drivers eliminated, 8 progress to Q3
  • Q3
    • 14 minutes
    • After 5 minutes, slowest driver eliminated
    • Slowest driver eliminated every 1 minute 30 seconds thereafter until the chequered flag
    • 2 drivers left in final 1 minute 30 seconds