Formula 1 has scrapped its controversial qualifying format after just two races

China will mark a return to last year's normality

BY Raf Diallo 16:49 Thursday 7 April 2016, 16:49 7 Apr 2016

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 2, 2016. He set the third fastest time. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Formula 1's controversial elimination-style qualifying system has been scrapped in time for the next race.

The Chinese Grand Prix will have last season's format in place where the top ten drivers battle it out until the end of the final session.

The system in place for the first two races of this year saw drivers eliminated every 90 seconds, which ended up resulting in periods of inactivity.

All the teams had demanded a change to the former format, setting out their feelings in a letter signed by all 11 of them and sent to the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. 

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