Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix by force majeure while being disqualified in qualifying. After this impressive performance by the Briton, the idea of a reverse grid in Formula 1 is being suggested again and Mattia Binotto would be in it.
Lewis Hamilton gave a masterclass in overtaking in Sao Paulo. The Mercedes driver moved up from last place to fifth place in the sprint race. In the Grand Prix on Sunday, the Briton was allowed to start from tenth place and managed to overtake Max Verstappen on lap 59 to secure the victory.
After this performance by Hamilton, the call for a reverse grid race has risen again. Mattia Binotto was asked about this and says she is in favor of the idea. “I think it is feasible because we have seen so many overtakes,” Binotto said in conversation with the media.
“That was very entertaining, so I think we should consider using a reverse grid in the sprint race. Now that we’ve seen what happened, I don’t think it even needs to be discussed,” said the Ferrari team principal .
Brazil shows the potential of sprint races
The boss of Formula 1, Ross Brawn, was also pleased with the sprint race in Brazil. He said it was “the best” of the sprint races we’ve seen this year. “There was a lot of action, there was a lot of fighting and you had Lewis making his way through the field.”
“It was a great Saturday afternoon filled with entertainment and a nice prelude to the highlight on Sunday,” said Brawn. The F1 boss therefore considers the sprint race an addition to a Grand Prix weekend, although there are also things that can be improved.
“There are details we have yet to look at, but Brazil has shown that the sprint race is a great addition to the weekend. Because of the sprint, Friday, Saturday and Sunday have big events that are exciting for everyone.”