FIA adjust qualifying after Super Aguri withdrawal 

Written by David on May 08th, 2008 at 7:36 pmLast Update: May 08th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

FIAFollowing Super Aguri’s withdrawal from the ongoing F1 championship, the FIA has modified the number of cars to be excluded from Q1 and Q2 qualifying sessions. Previously, six cars had to be ‘knocked out’ in Q1 and in Q2 in order to leave ten cars for the pole position fight in Q1. The race stewards met today at Istanbul’s Park Circuit and decided that, with a grid of 20 cars, from now on, five of them will be excluded from the first two qualifying sessions.

The following is a statement issued on Thursday by the FIA.

“The Stewards, having received a report from the Technical Delegate note that 20 cars will participate in the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix.”

“Therefore under article 33.1 of the 2008 Sporting Regulations, the Stewards have decided that only five cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2 of the Qualifying Practice.”

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