F1 re­verts to old qual­i­fy­ing for­mat

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For­mula 1 world cham­pion Jac­ques Vil­leneuve says cur­rent F1 driv­ers should “shut up” and stop try­ing to in­ter­fere with rule mak­ers.

Driv­ers have been vo­cal over the changes to qual­i­fy­ing this year, lead­ing to the Grand Prix Driv­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is­su­ing a state­ment call­ing for bet­ter governance in F1.

Vil­leneuve, the 1997 ti­tle-win­ner, said: “The way driv­ers are com­plain­ing is ter­ri­ble for F1. It’s not their prob­lem. They should just shut up. It’s not their prob­lem how good or bad the show is on TV. They should just get on with their job.

“In a class­room, how many of your class­mates would be able to make ed­u­cated de­ci­sions? Not many.

“Take a group of 20 driv­ers. Take maybe two of them and the rest should just shut up. So why would you want to give them power?”

Vil­leneuve also said F1 needed to fol­low the ex­am­ple of other ma­jor sports and find sta­bil­ity with its rules.

“They should stop chang­ing the rules full stop,” he said. “In all the no­ble sports like ten­nis and foot­ball, the rules haven’t changed in 100 years, even when it’s bor­ing, and peo­ple re­spect it.”

Vil­leneuve has at­tacked driv­ers

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