It seems as if the Supercars Championship is yet to decide on what qualifying format actually works the best, for teams, drivers and spectators alike with the news that they are planning yet another tweak to the system at this year’s Australian Grand Prix where they will race as a supporting act to the Formula One circus.
The normal 30 minute session is going to be replaced by four ten minute sessions instead with each one being where the drivers will start for that particular race. With four races planned over the course of the four day weekend in late March, Q1 will determine the grid slots for the opening race, Q2 will determine them for race 2 and so on.
It was explained that the new system is to ensure that there is a lot of on track action and limit the chances of the same driver starting every race from pole position.
The four 13 lap races will be run on Friday, 2 races, Saturday, 1 race and Sunday 1, race.