Cars and drivers must be in the same league to race both effectively and safely on the same track. In 1996, the FIA introduced the 107% rule, and while it has been in and out of the regulations, it is still in play today.

During the first qualifying session (Q1), any driver who does not post a time within 107% of the fastest time will not be able to start the race. Under certain circumstances or track conditions, the race Stewards may allow the car to start the race.

Andrew Burden

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