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Bring Back V10s Podcast: The madness of pre-qualifying

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Formula 1 backmarkers are in the spotlight in the latest episode of our Bring Back V10s podcast, which looks back at the pre-qualifying era when nearly 40 cars were trying to get onto the grid.

From 1989-1992 F1 held a dedicated pre-qualifying session on Friday mornings to determine which of a selected group of new and tail-end teams would be allowed to take part in the rest of the weekend, with the fastest four drivers progressing to fight for the chance to make the 26-car grid. For the rest, the grand prix weekend was immediately over.

Edd Straw and Matt Beer join Glenn Freeman to look back at some of the best and worst stories from this time when F1 had more cars turning up to race weekends than it had space for.

We’re two weeks away from our series finale where you can ask us anything about F1’s V10 era from 1989-2005, so make sure you get your questions in to @wearetherace [https://twitter.com/wearetherace] on social media using #BringBackV10s

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