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Qualifying format revised for Austin

30 Oct 2014

Formula One racing will adopt a revised qualifying format for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix following the withdrawal of Caterham and Marussia from the event.

Now, instead of the slowest six cars being eliminated from Q1 with six more following in Q2, the stewards have decided that the slowest four cars will exit in Q1, followed by another four in Q2. The top ten Q3 shootout will remain unchanged.

Caterham and Marussia are both missing the race in Austin as they seek solutions to their current financial issues. Though their non-participation is a breach of regulations, the FIA - Formula One racing's governing body - has decided not to impose any penalty in this instance.