Implementing reverse grids would do wonders for the sprint, with drivers forced to take more risk and true championship permutations in order if they would further increase the number of points on offer.
This would also make things somewhat intense for the teams towards the back of the pack who can secure large hauls of points on any given weekend.
All in all, a shake-up to the format by permitting reverse grids and increasing the number of points on offer would only increase fan engagement, make weekends more exciting and do the sport good.
It would also mean that the format wouldn’t have to be outlawed any time soon, buying it more time to prove itself.
So, there’s no reason why there can’t be more of these spectacular moments in the future – and bring them in higher frequency with the opportunity for backmarkers to start at the sharp end of the grid.
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.