Sainz wants single lap Q4 session

Date published: October 17 2018

Carlos Sainz wants single lap Q4 session

Carlos Sainz would like to see Formula 1 return to single lap qualifying, at least for the proposed Q4, saying it would up the pressure for the drivers.

Qualifying is one of the hot topics in Formula 1 circles at present after it emerged that there could be a change for 2019.

The powers-that-be are debating adding a fourth segment next season, Q4, which would have just eight drivers going for pole position.

Sainz would like to see them do so over a single lap.

“I would like to see that [a Q4] but only with one set of tyres per session,” the Renault driver told Motorsport Week.

“Don’t give the drivers a second set of tyres, have to do it one time per session. I think the pressure would be higher.

“Your speciality as a driver is putting a lap together in Q1, straightaway in Q2, and not sandbagging like a lot of drivers are in Q1, and then give it all out in Q2, or give it all out in Q3.

“If you have only once chance you put a lot of beans and concentration into that one lap.”

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