When suggested to Wolff the idea was set to return to the debating table for next season, the Austrian made clear he was far from happy.
"I have a better idea - to do a reverse grid in alphabetical order of team names, and then we would change our name to AMG!" joked Wolff initially.
He then added: "I don't think we should mess with any of the format. We see racing series that have tried to change format that has historically been understood by the fans - NASCAR and the Chase [for the Sprint Cup] comes to mind.
"I don't think we should be messing around, and this is not because I have a Mercedes bias, on the contrary. I like the variability and unpredictability, and we will have races that will be very different such as the Monza race.
"But nobody wants a winner that has started from a reverse grid. I don't think we should be designing freak results where it is almost to overtake just because we believe the pecking order should be a different one."
Again insisting F1 "is a meritocracy, a sport where best man and best machine wins", he added: "This is not worldwide wrestling where the outcome is completely random.
"If you want to do random, let's make it a show. But the core DNA of a sport is being a sport, and then an entertainment platform, but it's not a show, not a reality, and it's not Big Brother, and I don't think we should be going there."
Roger, Nadal and Novak have been winning for years. You know what? Let's spice up the show: Let some players start their matches with 0-4 winning scoreline and let the top 10 players try and catch them. In football, Bayern, Juventus, Barcelona should all start their league matches with a 2-0 losing scoreline to spice up the show.......you see my point?
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