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Published: 14:40 | 7/4/16

F1 teams call for qualifying change

All 11 Formula 1 teams have written a letter to the sport's decision-makers calling for the return of the 2015 qualifying format.

Changes to the qualifying system were cleared ahead of the 2016 season, but the format has been criticised by drivers, teams and fans.

There had been calls for the 2015 qualifying format to be used for the Bahrain Grand Prix but the elimination-style format was used once again and could remain in place for the race in China later this month.

Officials failed to find a resolution at a meeting before Sunday's race in Bahrain and now the Formula 1 teams have written to the rulemakers calling for the current system to be scrapped.

Alonso hire "a bit too exciting"

10:30 | 19/2/17

Merecdes team boss Toto Wolff says the prospect of hiring Fernando Alonso as Lewis Hamilton's new team-mate was "a bit too exciting".

Hamilton wants end to data share

10:43 | 19/2/17

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton would prefer team-mates not to share data but instead "find it all themselves".

Wehrlein to miss first test

12:16 | 17/2/17

Pascal Wehrlein will miss the first Formula 1 test of the season because of a back injury.

Allison joins Mercedes

10:36 | 16/2/17

Former Ferrari chief James Allison has been appointed as technical director of Mercedes.

Ferrari cancel test after Vettel crash

11:34 | 10/2/17

A heavy crash by Sebastian Vettel has forced Ferrari to cancel a Pirelli wet-weather test.

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