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Anonymous asked in SportsMotor SportsFormula One · 2 months ago

In Formula 1, how are the starting positions decided?

Like how do they decide who starts in first and who is at the back

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Cars run four consecutive laps (10 miles), and the total elapsed time on the four laps determines the positioning. The fastest car on the first day of time trials wins the pole position. Times recorded in earlier days (rounds) start ahead of subsequent days (rounds).

  • 2 months ago

    Practice & Qualifying!!!!

  • Practice & Qualifying

    Each driver must take part in 2 of 3 practice sessions minimum  to be eligible to race...

    They have three Q sessions of approx 20 mins

    1st session   the bottom 5 positions  based on fastest times around 1 lap of the respective track are eliminated (16-20)

    2nd Session       positions   11-15  are eliminated

    3rd session   the first 10 positions  are determined   before factoring in any penaulties which may have been incurred..and then the final qualifying positions are established, for the race

    the full grid is then made up of each drivers time respective to the particular qualifying session...so if a driver in session 2 retrospectively beats  drivers in a later session  they do NOT qualify ahead of them  their position is respective to that qualifying sessions best time made by the driver

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_One_racing

  • Adam
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They have a qualifying competition on saturdays before the race, that decides the grid order.

  • 2 months ago

    They are decided on their qualifying lap times. Obviously the fastest gets to start in the front/best position.

  • 2 months ago

    They have qualifying rounds before the race. 

    Explanation on the link

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_One_racing

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