Formula 1 is set to experiment a new qualifying format in 2023.
The system will be used at two ‘trial events’ and, for the most part, be mainly similar to the three-segment concept we have today.
However, the key difference is tyres.
The new format will mandate all drivers to use a particular tyre compound in each segment.
In a dry qualifying, a driver must use the hardest tyre compound in Q1.
The medium tyre must then be the only compound used in Q2.
Finally, if you reach Q3, you unlock the use of the softest tyre compound.
F1 will trial this concept next season to evaluate if it impacts the racing spectacle.
The other intention is to reduce how many tyre sets are brought to a race weekend.
The new format will see total tyre sets drop from 13 per driver to 11.
Sprint race qualifyings are expected to remain at certain races next season.