New tire rules and qualifying rules proposed for F1

Formula One will introduce a new qualifying format and revert to tire changes for the start of next season after a positive meeting of the Formula One Commission in London on Monday.

A spokesman for the governing body, the FIA, confirmed that a knockout proposal is set to be introduced for qualifying and that the single tire rule introduced this year will be scrapped after just one season.

It is understood that the qualifying format was voted in unanimously by the Commission while the return to tire changes received some opposition but was carried through in the meeting.

The results of the vote will now be passed to the FIA World Motorsport Council when they meet in Rome on Wednesday for a final confirmation but it is understood that Wednesday's vote will merely be a formality. This is rumor until final approval.

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