Why Monza F1 qualifying has moved away from chaotic slipstream bonanza

Why Monza F1 qualifying has moved away from chaotic slipstream bonanza
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Why Monza F1 qualifying has moved away from chaotic slipstream bonanza

measure. The new generation of cars has seen a decrease in the importance of slipstreaming at the Italian GP, resulting in fewer chaotic qualifying sessions. In 2019, drivers were hesitant to be the first across the line, leading to a frenzy at the end of Q3. However, with the current ground-effect cars, the effect of the tow has diminished, reducing the need for perfect slipstreams. McLaren’s Lando Norris confirmed that the tows were not as significant in recent years, with only a slight advantage in qualifying times. Traffic concerns still exist in qualifying, as seen in recent races, prompting the FIA to implement safety measures regarding delta times for out-laps and in-laps.

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Source: Autosport.com

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