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FIA set to tweak qualifying ahead of Bahrain - Saturday running faces a change, as Toro Rosso worry about the night

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FIA set to tweak qualifying ahead of Bahrain
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Hi everyone, this is F1Minute for the 28th March.

According to, the FIA are set to tweak qualifying just slightly before the Bahrain Grand Prix. The new rules will see a maximum lap time imposed, so that there will be less danger of ridiculously slow in laps. An FIA spokesman has said that the matter is still under discussion but the maximum could be 120% of a normal lap time.

Massimo Rivola is the team manager of Toro Rosso, and he has joined the rising voice of concern about the lack of night running teams will get to do ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. Apparently, Rivola has already spoken to Charlie Whiting about the first Friday practice session being in the daylight. He wants the matter added to the next meeting of the Sporting Working Group.

Finally, the former President of the FIA Jean-Marie Balestre has passed away in France at the age of 86. Max Mosley paid tribute to him saying: “His contribution to motor sport in France and indeed throughout the world has been unique.”

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