Formula 1 could have a brand new qualification process in place for 2016, with live eliminations set to be introduced.
The change was agreed to by the F1 Strategy Group and F1 Commission at a meeting in Switzerland this week.
There will still be a three phase qualification format, but the slowest drivers will now be eliminated during each phase instead of at the end of each qualifying round.
The first qualifying phase will likely last around 16 minutes, with the slowest driver eliminated with nine minutes remaining. The next slowest driver will then be knocked out every 90 seconds until the end of the session.
Qualification two will be almost identical, with the slowest driver eliminated with nine minutes remaining and then every 90 seconds from there on during a 15 minute session.
The third qualification session will last 14 minutes and the slowest driver will once again be eliminated with nine minutes remaining and then every 90 seconds until the completion of the session. However, the final two drivers will go head to head for pole position in the last 90 seconds of the session.
The changes will be proposed to the FIA World Motor Sport Council in early March in the hope of implementing the changes in time for the opening race of the season on March 20 in Melbourne, Australia.