Formula One chiefs scrap qualifying change Formula One commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone said Monday that governing body the FIA have scrapped plans to change the format of qualifying for next month's British Grand Prix. Ecclestone, who has criticised the current one-lap format as not exciting enough, said after a meeting of the Formula One Commission here that the FIA had vetoed an idea to replace it with two free-for- all sessions. After suggestions from Ecclestone, teams had come up with a revised system which would see two 25-minute sessions in which drivers would have to complete a total of 12 laps. But the FIA, concerned that a new format would cut the television exposure for smaller teams, rejected the proposals during a meeting at Heathrow Monday. Next month's British Grand Prix at Silverstone was to have been the first track to feature the new system which was designed to give viewers and spectators a more interesting Saturday qualifying. Source AFP (www.f1live.com) Again the sport is compramized due to the whining of smaller teams like Minardi and Jordan. Do you think the new qualifying would have been better than the single lap qualifying?