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In Formula 1, how are the starting positions decided?
Like how do they decide who starts in first and who is at the back
- ?Lv 62 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).Source(s): https://julvapedubai.com/
- 2 months ago
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
- AdamLv 72 months ago
They have a qualifying competition on saturdays before the race, that decides the grid order.
- Chris AncorLv 72 months ago
They are decided on their qualifying lap times. Obviously the fastest gets to start in the front/best position.