was used in the first two races this season in Australia and Bahrain, but heavily criticised both times for a lack of on-track action.With leading drivers such as Sebastian Vettel
increasingly unhappy, all the teams voted against the new format last week, forcing FIA
president Jean Todt and series commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone
to backtrack.The return to 2015 qualifying
still needed to be officially approved, however, and the FIA
said Monday that the World Motor Sport Council
had approved it.